Category: fabric

Getting to know a cloth

I’m getting to know this beautiful piece of cloth, a gift from my friend Suzanne. It has two tears in it. One short, one long. More than tears really, they need to be patched...

Playing around

I have a pile of threadcrumbs from Jude Hill’s shop and a pile of three inch squares. Just for fun I laid them out on top of the William Morris squares. I love the...

Vernal panels

I have three panels done and ready to join. Halfway done. The title of this book is in flux. I love the word “vernal” so I’m trying to work it in somehow. Also, I...

Dyeing with extracts

I took a workshop with Susanne Grosjean again this year. This time focusing on extracts. I learned a lot and came home with a sample card of 25 dyed yarns and a selection of...

Blizzard of Seeds

I’m excited about making another fabric concertina. I had cut some squares of gold fabric and mull quite awhile ago for no particular reason. They were just sitting around on the shelf where I...

Black walnut dyeing

I collected black walnuts last fall from a park in Danbury, Connecticut. I stored them in a plastic shopping bag and did not make any progress in processing them. Recently I was reorganizing my...

Sewn on Spine Book 4

New skills! And using materials from my shelves! I’m very enthusiastic about this book. The decorative cloth is Three Cats Shweshwe purchased from Mnandi in Cape Town, South Africa. I added lightweight paper as...