Don’t you just love when a problem is solved? We didn’t want to use a foreign color on this piece. All the commercial threads were just wrong. While getting samples ready for a presentation on natural dyeing to the Master Gardeners, I trimmed loose threads. Light bulb moment! The threads are from the same indigo vat we dyed the background in. The stitching can continue!
I like the direction this is going. Do you ever start something and want to race to finish? I do all the time but later decide a piece needs more and I go back to work on it more. I wanted to race this piece along but there is a construction/design problem I have to solve first. Its better to solve this now rather than have to go back later. Soon a reveal of the whole piece.
Ron decided to help me out with a piece that was sandwiched for quilting. He has never stitched with one of my machines before. I am a little under the weather right now so I told him to go for it. He did a great job and since this was one of the shibori pieces we worked on together it is only right that he helps with more of the work. Of course little LuLu decided right away to lay claim to the newest piece of cloth. More in a few days as the work progresses. Linking to off The Wall Friday