Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Hand Dyed Khadi Cloth

Just before I left France I hand dyed some khadi cloth- this cloth is quite soft and the weave is a bit rougher than cotton which makes it very attractive for me, plus there is a variation in the colours of the threads which gives the cloth a lovely  ambience. I was really happy how it came up when dyed as the slightly different coloured threads picked up the dye quite differently creating quite a rich effect, I have been thinking about how I might quilt this piece- maybe a la griot?

The bottom image is of some kimono silk I found in my shed the other day. It has been printed with the light grey and red.I had never really looked  at the whole piece so when I finally opened it up to measure it I was surprised to find that some of it had been mended by hand and by machine- obviously too precious to discard. I have about 5 metres in this piece- if anyone is interested it is for sale for  $60.00 US.

And we found a house! Yay- and we move on friday all things going well.It's been a frustrating month having nowhere to really work and I find I get quite despondent when I don't have all my creative triggers around- you know how it is, touching fabric, playing with colours, dye a little of this and a little of that  and ideas are born.


marjolijn said...

I am so glad for you that you found a house. It is so important to have a place for your own, it gives a lot of peace and hopefully energy and creativity.

Elly Wijnen said...

congratulations, I hope all your problems disappear in a creative home

Catherine G 78 said...

Very happy your find your place. As you say it's good to have our fabric near us.
Be happy in your new home.
Catherine G78

Marlis said...

so glad to hear that you found a house. wishing you happiness, peace and creative energy.

Monique 78 said...

Hurray for you. It was so frustating not to have your things around you. Waiting for your new creations which won't be long to come

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Kristin L said...

Congratulations on finding a house!!