As mentioned in my 16 for 2016, my goal is to make 9 pieces of textile art. One for each of my grandchildren and one for me.
I went on a wonderful course with Frances Pickering on making textile books and made a start on a book for Miss E.
The next one will be for Big Sister (5). I started by experimenting with dyeing some threads
I wrapped Anchor Stranded Thread around some paper and ran it under the tap to wet it. Then I had fun dabbing on different coloured dyes.
Next was white DMC embroidery cotton
and then they all went on the fire guard to dry.
Don’t you just love how the colours all merge and blend
A few hours playing with fabric and colour makes for one happy me!
And look at the great marks made on the paper
all good collage material.
Big Sister is about to be a bridesmaid so this piece of fabric is perfect for her book. The thread made a good outline of running stitches.
I wondered about putting the picture on the front cover…..
but that broderie anglaise is so beautiful, something more subtle needs to go with it I think, so the fairy bride will go on the first page of the book.
A few hours of glorious play ……. now the sun is shining so I must get out into the garden.