Sunday, January 19, 2014

'Patched and Pieced ' Stitching

Starting to stitch and taking it slowly, bit by bit.

I placed it on a muslin backing and tacked it into place, using Jude Hill's method and it has made it nicer to work, feeling more like a whole cloth.

I am using some Kantha type border stitches in places.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Black and White.

These pieces of fabric were discharged with bleach, in some parts using freezer paper masks, and then the action of the bleach was stopped using sodium metabisulphate, having discussed how to stop the bleach with one of the artists in the working studio at the Festival of Quilts last summer. It was something I used to use when it was the fashion to brew one’s own beer and used it to sterilize the bottles. I wore a mask and gloves when using it.

Patching and piecing.

Choosing threads.

Over on the Sketchbook Challenge blog the theme is collage in the sketchbook.

 There are some changes this year, a set of new themes and a Flickr slideshow of participants work at the end of each month.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014


  A Happy and Healthy New Year to all.

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