Wednesday, July 20, 2011

quiet time

lobelias and indigo

i managed to have some quiet time for stitching. this old linen piece from my mother in law's  was folded itajime style and dipped in indigo pigment various times and then aged.picked some lobelias and pounded them to the fabric  and brought it along with threads,  my needlecase and my japanese clipper scissors, which coincidentally went through security without causing bedlam, to my sister's just in case i needed something to do with my hands. wow!that's a mouthful of a sentence!!!
lobelias bottom
lobelias top lomo

i am enjoying this pounding and stitching thing which started a week or so before my trip.made some try outs and think there's a lot to be explored. also a way of keeping things tight and not  spreading out too much.

anxiously waiting for the indigo to arrive.want to try the fructose-or was it glucose?- recipe and a new one by jenny dean. i have messed up so much indigo that paradoxically that has given me confidence!

and for the observant: notice anything new/different?

 neki desu
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  1. I can see you are enjoying this shines through

  2. nice new format and this piece is just stunning.

  3. I'm amazed how much color and detail you get from those tiny flowers. Love the piece.

  4. Anonymous5:54 PM

    New theme? I thought something looked different.
    As for the indigo... I have yet to keep a non chem vat going. I'll be watching. And learning.

  5. Anonymous5:57 PM

    New theme? Thought something looked different. As for the indigo, I'll be interested to see how it goes. I'm still using chem vats- would like to try out a natural vat soon. Summer is an indigo vat's friend.

  6. Hi Neki, Nice to see you here again. ...did you say pounding lobelias.I am visualising you doing that..I know the flower. What a great way to add colour. I love this piece of fabric and I am sure you will do it justice with your amazing talents.

  7. Che esperimento interessante, mi piace la possibilità di tingere con fiori e foglie...un prossimo corso?

  8. Wow the stains look like butterflies :)

  9. Wow! The stains look like butterflies :)


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