When life is busy and the holidays season is only around the corner there isn't much time for dyeing! Having so much dyed fabric to play with I thought I would show you what I have made with it.
Some of the things had been made over time, but I haven't shown you properly. Sorry if you have seen them before.
I had to smile when I read Deanna's blog about a week of distractions! It happens to me all the time. At the weekend I was busy making presents for my family when my Instagram friend said she is making a star quilt. I thought I needed some eco-stars to go with the presents I was making! Distraction number 1!
I whipped a couple of them up using the pattern from Temecula Quilt Co. I had used previously. I made two stars up because it's easier for chain piecing by machine. I discovered that dyed silk is not the easiest to machine stitch. The dye soaked up the weave and tightened the grains making it harder to stitch. These stars are 2.5" sq.
I posted this Bojagi cloth above a couple of times before while I was working on it. I finished it for the exhibition "connecting with nature". After I got it back from the exhibition I hanged it on our bedroom wall.
Another distraction I had last week was making this poncho top using eco-dyed silk. I had fun whipping up the poncho in a couple of hours. It took me longer thinking and planning about it though! Distraction number 2!
I didn't have a piece of silk big enough for the whole poncho so the front and back are a slightly different colour! No I don't have problem wearing it at all. Have you noticed the eco-beads? I made them quite awhile ago, but never got around to blogging about them.
I have also been stitching some hearts. I started stitching them on our drives to visit our grandchildren. I didn't have any pre-planed idea. I just picked up the heart pieces I cut beforehand and stitched something on each heart. I included red stitching in each heart; "red stitching for protection" I've read it somewhere!
I steamed some of the bundles I brought back from the exhibition. I was curious to see how they turned out; I wan't disappointed, they turned out great. More fabric to play with!
This one was already steamed, but only partly opened for dyeing process at the exhibition. When I opened it fully, I was so surprised how well the eucalyptus leaves dyed!
Our weather is getting a bit warmer. This week it will reach 33'C/91'F on Thursday. So far it has been lovely and cool for this time of year. Let's hope it lasted until Christmas. I see some of you will get white Christmas!
Until next time