Sunday, 20 February 2011

..beginning...

...a new long cloth journey...

I've spent a lot of time lately...dyeing threads...and fabrics...

...and now need to start doing something with them!

And, as you already know...

...it's "tribal" themed stitching that really does it for me :-)

I was lucky enough to have "Indian Textiles" by John Gillow given to me for Christmas last year (by my lovely Bloke.....after careful hinting and leaving around of various bits of paper and Amazon instructions...)

...and, together with the other "tribal" stitching books I already had...

...I'll be back to Happy Land in that...

...it's along Indian and "Stans" lines that this series of "long cloths" will be traveling.

I've a decent pile of dyed cotton voile...

.....and a few new print blocks that have been waiting to be used..

..so...

..the journey has begun.



..with a block printed band...

...followed by a piece of delicious-coloured silk...

...with my "ladder stitching" on.





The next panel is another block print...



..and, at the minute I'm thinking to use some plaited yarns to cover the gap...




I have a number of ideas swirling around this theme...

...and will be trying out as many as possible :-)

You won't have seen the last of those little houses either...

...they may just look a little different ;-)

6 comments:

Joei Rhode Island said...

Look forward to see what you do with these beautiful earthy tones and designs inspired by "stans" and India.

Caroline said...

The stitching, is it done by hand or machine stitching?

deanna7trees said...

beautiful -- the colors, the patterns and the stitching.

Chris Gray said...

.....don't understand why comments aren't appearing here...when they are being copied to my inbox!...strange stuff going on with Blogger again I guess :-(

I've deleted Don's "comment"...which was nothing but a scam thing...and I hope Don doesn't come back here anytime soon!!

As for the rest of you lovely people who've left comments...seen and unseen...

I'm VERY GLAD to have you around and thank you for all your positive thoughts and encouragement.

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ger said...

The block printing and the "tribal themed", they really go well together...

Mermaid's Purse said...

Ooooh yes, the John Gillow book - I haven't had it off the book shelf for years (must get it out sometime)! Lovely textures coming together here!