Monday, June 15, 2009

Arashi Shibori

At my quilt guild tonight, we had a show and tell of the hand dyed pieces from a recent dye workshop. There were piles of beautiful cottons, Kona cotton and silk charmeuse awaiting an opportunity to be incorporated into a quilt or wearable. Here is a piece of arashi shibori (folded and pole wrapped) that I did. "Arashi" translates to "storm." The fabric is a bamboo/cotton blend and it has a soft finish and a fabulous hand. I would love to turn this piece into a long vest--it would move and flow as one walked. Here is a picture of the full piece.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hand dyed yarn bundles

My quilt guild had a dye workshop. Along with fabric, I hand dyed some yarns: a cotton/rayon tape yarn (greens), a bamboo/cotton (blues/magenta), and a combed cotton (red-orange). Outside of a trip to a guild meeting for Show and Tell, they are snuggled up in little bundles for me to ponder over and pet until I find a perfect project for them (and the time to work on it).
They look like my little kitty--only sometimes she snores. Zzzzzz ...
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