Friday, May 27, 2005

Yet another Test Piece

I love chartreuse! And hand dyed wool! And garnet stitch! Happy, happy, happy! Excessive use of exclamation points! Again!

Having kicked myself in the generous patoot, I'm back on the quilting horse - sun painted the fabric and dyed the wool for this yesterday, and did the quilting last night. I wanted to try the garnet stitch, and experiment with really heavy quilting, as well as play with some textural aspects. Love the look of all of it, so will be incorporating those techniques in future work. Now off I go to get some outside time . . .


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5 comments:

ginger said...

good for you !! this is great !! see not only you can exclaim!!I really like the texture ...you are on a good horse...keep riding..Ginger

Scrapmaker said...

Love the texture, great stitching...Jen

Debra said...

BRILLIANT!!! (does that make me sound British?? Or just fond of British stout??)

Deborah said...

Ok, I'm not afraid of sounding dumb... what's the garnet stitch?

By the way is that purple in the variagated thread? Green and purple!!!??? Perfectamudo!

Logan said...

Yep - it has purples and greens. It is a Valdani 100% cotton thread, and I believe it comes in a heavy and a light weight (35 & 50). The cottons are hand dyed, I think in Romania, and they will custom dye if desired too. I would post a source for the threads, but right now they aren't carried by many people (the North American distributor is in Edmonton, Alberta). I will find out more and put a post up then.

Garnet stitch is the tiny circles tight together. Takes practice. Lots of it. :(