Tuesday, 18 October 2011

In Between Projects

In the weekend, while trying to finish this I decided to have a break and start this:

This is a piece of old woollen blanket dyed some time ago.  The orange dye comes from onion leaves and the leaf shapes come from leaves that acted as a resist.  It wasn't intentional to end up with these shapes.  They were suppose to give off a dye and maybe a leaf shape too.  A happy accident!
I penciled around them to give the line more definition and make it easier to stitch along.  The yarn started out as white and was bound around the wrapped bundle of fabric and leaves so it collected some dye colour too. 

This is the back

I love the braille like qualities of using thick wool to stitch with.   Its so tactile. And woollen blankets, you can never have too many of them.

And thanks to this wonderful diversion (and working all day in the garden), I was up late last night finishing Ben's cushion and as per his request making him a birthday crown.  I'll be back here tomorrow with some photos.

Thanks for stopping by, I love to read your comments.


  1. Love your blanket, it's lovely with the stiched leaves :)

  2. This piece is beautiful! And... dying is always surprising!

  3. It looks fantastic, loving the leaves!


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