Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

quilting

Lately I have been rather quiet, but that was because I had nothing to show you. I was working on bindings, sleeves, labels and that kind of stuff. In other words nothing interesting. But this week I started quilting on a new quilt. A big one! Size is roughly 40"x40" and it is a wholecloth. The fabric for it I dyed somewhere late autumn last year.
As you can see I use Golden paper. This way I know that at the end my design will still be the same size as when I started it :-)


After the quilting the paper has to be removed. This is rather a tedious job, but in combinationn with a good movie doable :-).


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Blue moon

During June I created a number of sun prints. For this one I used a mixture of Lumiere textilepaint and Setacolor transparant. The white circle was created by ironing a piece of freezer paper on it. As you see, there was some leakage under the paper.


By adding a bit more blue/black I could cover part of the area, but not enough.


At the bottom and the left side that was okay for me, but I wanted a smoother line at the left side. So I added white paint to the circle.


Now I have started with the quilting. This will be a slow process as it actually a bit warm to quilt. My studio has a flat roof and the temperature in there can easily reach 80 degrees F. or higher.
Sometimes it is difficult to find a name for a quilt, but this one had its name from the beginning. It will be one of my circle quilts and the name will be Blue Moon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

jacket

After having the same jacket for a number of years, I wanted a new one so I started looking both in shops as well as online for a new one. The only ones I could find in my size were trench coats in either grey or beige. Hmm not really what I was hooping for. The option which remained was to make one myself. That way I could pick the model and the color I wanted.  Dharma sells a pfd denim and of course procion dyes in every color you want :-)


Garment making is not my hobby, but I know how to do it. I stitched the jacket using a cotton thread and when it was done, I tied balls in it with rubber band. Soaked it into soda ash and put it into a big container. The next step was to put lots and lots of ice cubes in the container as well. No idea how many, but it was the biggest bag they had at the gas station. The next day all the ice cubes had melted and it was time to put the jacket into the washing machine. This is how it turned out.
For colors I had decided upon teal, turquoise and aqua marine - in total 8 oz. By using different colors within the same color range, you can create depth more than when using a single color.