I began to try all the stitching on all my samples if possible, to at least experience as much as possible.
Above is my last project for the week, embroidery quilting. I turned my little object into a needle book
|with a place to tuck some new needles|
and am trying to decide whether to do a large stitch bold whip stitch on the edge or add beads with a blanket stitch...
We experienced things like free form improv needle turn applique
I used a green leaf from the scrap box (green is RSC color this month) to try stitching, and adding raw fabric patches
Tried one of three shibori dyeing techniques, which I did with paint
|poured the rest of the paint onto a scrap|
|finished shibori with green and brown|
as always with any instruction, I tweak it to suit myself. For instance for the above piece, I didn't fastidiously measure, draw pen lines, hand stitch with special knots. I folded the square in half started hand stitching a half moon, then switched to a machine basting stitch to repeat across the fabric. I daubed brown paint on one side, turned it over and daubed green paint on the other, blue in corners and let it bake in the hot colorado sun (did I mention the temps are in the 90's here already?)
we learned to weave on a piece of cardboard...not having the right supplies since we aren't given a supply list ahead of time, I used what I had, yarn
|my finished piece|
and I'd forgotten how satisfying and calming just a tabby weave can be.This looks good on my other samples so I will see where it ends up. No worries as I learned a new technique
I practiced beaded flower embroidery, couching a thick thread by hand, button hole stitch done improv fashion, a yoyo mushroom on this piece of jeans leg.
|becoming a purse|
|loved the white crosses |
It was hard to view and make all the lessons this week but I got through 99% of them and just hope they stick with me. I'm not showing all the work I made because I'll save the others for another day. All this computer time really strained my body, and took up much time and focus.
as Michaelangelo said, "I am always learning" and being a craftsperson, making.
stay tuned for more!
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