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9/2/09

Woad.....stitching

Hand-dyed cotton

i grew the woad to make the background fabric
covered the surface with kantha running stitches
fringed squares
cochineal
logwood
dahlia
marigold
tansy

and antique buttons


the beginning of what it might....could ..... become
soon......

7 comments:

ACey said...

I had no idea dahlia produced a viable dye! I love the stitching, here and also the enticing bundle-like nature of what is developing.

island sweet said...

i love the slow intensity of this work you do...

Gunnels blog said...

I love this piece! It´s wonderful! I try kantha once at a class for some years ago, but I didn´t like it, or my Kantha sti´tch didn´t looks good. But nowadays I see Kantha everywhere, and I think I ave to give it a new try. Your stitching is really inpiration!
And Pat; thank you so very much for your very nice comment on my blog, I am very proud and glad for your words :-)

Pat said...

gunnel, it is so easy to find beautiful words to describe your beautiful work ...... and thank you for your encouraging words to me .... they mean a lot .....

Deb G said...

Oh I like this! Some children I know recently did a dye project with dahlias, they had some really wonderful results too.

Festive Fibers said...

Pat, your needle work is beautiful...I once grew woad - only a couple of plants, fun. I have always loved natural dyeing.
Nicole

Art4Sol said...

Love these beautifully soft colors...a truly wonderful piece!

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