Monday, October 11, 2010



selvage scraps
a glennis penny moon

giving my finger a rest from the kantha
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jude said...

cloth through cloth

kaite said...

i had a thought - what if you brought those long warp strings out from the cloth - like extra loooong stitches, warp stitches? k.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

kaite...oooo and ahhhh, hmmmmmm.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

and doesn't it look like a
musical instrument? with
cloth being played?
i love that thought

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

jude...what if i cut very thin
strips and then bound them for the
warp, like as thin as i could
make them.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

and kaite...i need to say...this
all arose from your comment awhile
back about being able to dye the
knitcroshene thread...
so...not the knitcrosheen or what
ever it is thread, but another
skein of some kind of cotton
thread that is this glaring orange
like, uh, well glarring. and i
stuck it in the jar of echanacia
dead heads and it mellowed to the
color we wee here, a kind of
bronzy something. the cloth that
it all is stitched to was stuffed
in the rusty cast iron pot with some onion skins. the onion skins
were totally overpowered by the
iron. won't do that again. a
glass jar for onion. but anyway
i'd taken it all out this morning
and hung on the little dye line
and that's how this all got started. so

grace Forrest~Maestas said...


Jacky said...

He hee.... I love this and the stories that are part of this wonderful cloth.

Love to see your cloth play. You are so inventive!

Jacky xox

kaite said...

a cloth mandolin perhaps?
and that iron onion dye colour is very moody, i don't dislike it at all, it makes a good moody background.
interesting about the echinacea colour. cheers, k.

Gracie said...

Okay, Grace, this is just a fantastic idea; it is like a net to catch snips of this and bits of that down to a fabric to create a new layer of fabric on a fabric. It is like couching a thread or a fiber, but more sculptural... wonderful possibilities...

jude said...

i don't think you even have to bind them. i am trying something now. just knotting tiny silk strips into the cloth, knotted at both ends. i haven't had time to get away form the workshop to gather my thoughts yet.

deanna7trees said...

you are causing lots of new ideas to start brewing...thanks...

yvette said...

it grows like a forest site
ot thanks for visiting the picture thing on my the heart on your hand..
you're as crazy as I am with dogs!

Penny Berens said...

Looks easier to deal with than the mystery loom! Have to resolved that? I've been away.

Yvonne said...

Great idea, Grace - does it replace the need for pins until basting down?

twhIch aye said...

hi grace :) oh this is so beautiful! it does look like an ancient musical instrument... always thought looms looked like instruments too. i think it's where the top string bows...

grace Forrest~Maestas said... is just a moment of
play...not a cloth really, or
a musical instrument, or or or
just a playful moment. so i
don't know.
i did tho, buy a spool of jute
string the other day....

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

oh, twhich. happy you are back.

grace Forrest~Maestas said... the
heart on your hand..
to you, i love the heart in
your beautiful felt, just love
it. thank you for coming here.