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November 22, 2013

changing colours

natural dyes – walnut husks, onion skins and madder

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winding a warp of handspun wool

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because I’m not sure of the yardage in my handspun I measured and tied 5 different stripe sequences

that way I could get creative and add an extra stripe/colour if necessary

lease sticks tied in and ready to be warped when the cushions are finished

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another  handwoven linen bag

the two main pieces were block resist shibori dyed

with a leaf pattern block printed for added interest

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 one leaf printed on the back and a fancy lining

the handles are cotton braid that is dyed at the same time as the fabric

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test samples on linen napkins and handwoven hemp

pebeo Setacolor fabric dyes were used

they don’t change the “hand” of the fabric, are easy to mix and set with a hot iron

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2013 4:05 am

    very elegant!


  2. November 23, 2013 2:20 pm

    You’ve been busy! It all looks lovely–the leaf prints are a great addition.


  3. November 22, 2013 1:07 pm

    I love your leaf prints. I enjoy doing a little stenciling on things once in a while, Alabama Chanin style. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to embellish things. Yours turned out subtle and elegant.


    • November 22, 2013 1:25 pm

      Kristin – I enjoy cutting my own stamps and once in awhile it is fun to do something with quick results.


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