Wednesday, June 16, 2010

base cloth week one story cloth


i think i have NEVER before CHOSEN to stay awake beyond a strong sense of physical discomfort to do something out of
love. or anything else, for that matter.
but i really wanted to finish the invisible basting of the whole cloth, to feel it.
the circle, Deb Lacativa's hand dyed
the background, i think it must be an old much used diaper? that i tea dyed or maybe even metal dyed...i would like to begin
keeping notes.
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9 comments:

Kaye Turner said...

I haven't really started anything yet, but I will soon. I really like the invisible basting technique.

Jacky said...

I've finished work for the week, so want to sit down and organise my cloth this weekend too.
Beautiful dyed fabrics.

Jacky xox

Deb G said...

Really like those colors and looking forward to what it will become...

Anonymous said...

A circle, centered, gathering round, waiting for...the stories to come. Using the mini magnifier, the circle becomes a gypsy's skirt, twirling with color, beckoning. Already, I am hearing a story. Marti

jude said...

the simplicity of a base, normally just a start, stitching it in this way. letting a couple of fabrics touch. sometimes it is just enough for me. for a while.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

jude ~
just enough
for a while
both are correct. how does one
reconcile?

Deb said...
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Deb said...

That piece from the Tamarind group was once a feed sack from the 1930's.
It took the dye more aggressively than the damasks I was working on at the time. Happy it worked for you here.

Deb L.
http://randomactsofdyeness.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

You are right...I took a closer look at a photo on file and it was an old fragile tablecloth.

This makes a case for leaving my descriptions up long after the shipping date! Thanks!