and I wanted to practice weaving cloth as I had learned from Jude.
It has also been two years since I took a class with Jude, (I have missed them), and now, that most generous of souls is setting up to give her classes, her knowledge, for free, (with an optional donate button),....what she teaches is priceless, unique. I came across a journal entry recently, of the day I found that amazing blog 'Spirit Cloth'. I remember the feeling I had...it made me catch my breath, my heart beat a little faster, and the letter 'o'... lengthened to 'ooooo'...quietly on an outbreath....was repeated a lot. That was on the 21st December 2010, and I was celebrating my 50th birthday a few days early. Best birthday gift ever.
|Rainbow Cloth. This now has the violet centre...silk velvet. Need to take photos!|
I made a couple of cloth bookmarks:
|As they are bookmarks, I try to make them tactile...silk velvet is my|
Added a few more stitches to this one:
|A friend bought this from me. She|
doesn't use it as a bookmark, but
has it hanging on her wall.
I had been given, years ago, a calico bag, which originally held a small bag of flour for bread making....
I wanted to use the pieces I had cyanotyped, (is that a word?), and so, my first boro piece was made.
The strap is from a white cotton summer dress. The back is indigo linen from a thrifted pair of trousers.
I lined it with a piece of silk scarf....