Monday, November 14, 2011

Settling In

Over the weekend I made another nuno pre-felt and completed a bit of knitting, but mostly just slowed down, taking time to reflect. Today I stitched together a variety of fabrics and then dyed them with leaves, afterwards.

And I also sewed this, then dyed it with arbutus bark:




I like how the colour settles into the cracks of the stitching - I used white cotton thread.




14 comments:

deanna7trees said...

great idea to stitch the cloth together before dyeing. some great effects here.

Yvonne said...

Thanks, Deanna - there are so many ways of approaching things, aren't there?

jude said...

ha. a ring

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I will have to try an experiment like this the next time I am dyeing my pieces. Thank you, Mary Helen

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

Love the dyeing here. Mine didn't come out so evenly. I'm still working on it but you've definitely found the secret. Thanks for posting.

Nancy said...

Deanna said it for me! These look fabulous!

Deb G said...

Oh that's lovely...

Yvonne said...

Thank you everyone!

bj said...

yes, just beautiful...a fall thing, quiet and strong

Yvonne said...

bj - quiet and strong - thank you, yes!

joe said...

oh yvonne! these are wonderful! i love the stitched variety of fabrics...and the ring/moon/sun that manifested amongst the arbutus bark dye is simply luminous and beautiful!

Yvonne said...

Joe - thank you - I was fortunate the dye gods paid me a visit :)

bj said...

After looking at this cloth again, I see a log cabin (quilt) design. How appropriate that is for this Fall season...sitting by the fire in a cabin in the woods.

Yvonne said...

bj - it does give a cosy feeling and thanks for noticing!