Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mirabelle Kits & a Bit of Printing

I have finally sorted myself out about the Mirabelle Kits- Ladies & Knights. The price of each kit is $20 plus postage . Normally I like to make things inclusive of postage but there has been so many price hikes in postage rates these last few years I can no longer do that.So the kits are available in two colour ways- a third is on its way! The kits have been inspired by the figures at Chartres Cathedral and medieval representations of the human form.

 So this lady and knight have been stitched with a cornflower blue outer line. Each kit contains a hand printed outline of the figure  on khadi cloth ( which is sourced from the Stitching Project in India), the backing fabric ( khadi ), anchor pearl 8 weight threads for the stitching, a colour photo with instructions.

 This lady and knight are the dark blue colour way ( the colour blue for the lady is slightly different in the kit- it is the same blue as the knight)

If you are interested in purchasing a kit email me!
And I have been printing fabric with the quadrilobe motif from Chartres.- I know it haven't perfectly printed it but stitching will sort that out. I will also be teaching at Cohuna Retreat the weekend after next and realised that my  class sample was one of the pieces I sold in my two day sale- not very clever- so I am working on another - shape is a bit different, but it does remind me of the wonderful colours of the stained glass windows in Chartres Cathedral.

And whilst thinking about Chartres Cathedral- I shall be doing a tour for Creative Arts Safaris next year- called the Mirabelle Trail inspired by all things textile and in particular medieval textiles and ladies and knights.


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Lyn Weeks said...

Could be interested in Mirabelle Trail with you Dijanne. I'll keep my eye on the details.