Yesterday there were two lovely sisters
(no not mine)
who wanted to know a bit about patchwork and quilting.
We had a busy day
with a lot of talking, showing, explaining
and ofcourse stitching !!!
a lunch break, and more stitching !
They went home satisfied and I think there will be at least one
who will continue stitching
The garden had a much needed shower
so at the moment it is very
(.... and other colours ofcourse ...)
At last .....
I started some shibori stitching !
While I was going through my stash for the dyeing wokshop
with Pam de Groot in July, I found some lovely thin
white curtains (IKEA ... bought a long time ago)
After washing and ironing I tore them up in not too narrow strips.
Then I looked for Natima's tutorial on the stitching.
(She and Glennis Dolce are back from their trip to Japan !)
what a lot of work !!!
And the next step : the dyeing....
I have some pre-reduced Indigo
(but have never used it before)
... I wonder .....
Another try-out :
after seeing beautiful purple stains on silk
on Jude's blog ánd after studying a bit in India's Eco-dyeing book :
....I wonder ....
what will become of this ?
(time will tell !)