Thursday, 19 September 2013

Kantha Work - a small reversible quilt -Part 2

Half Way

I have reached the halfway point. ....a small sigh as I continue on.


I am running out of the colours I started with, so I am using other colours I have, hoping that it will not effect the final result I have in mind.


I have also experimented with arranging even stitches, but it is not easy keep up with that. Mostly, my stitches are random.



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Yard sale finds!
This flowered teacup n' saucer, is another summer yard sale find. Cost is $1. The ladies who were having the yard sale said that it belonged to their 'grandma'.  The two are from different sets, but both made in England. The teacup has a small chip on the bottom, other than that it in perfect condition. I was wondering whether the gold lines painted are real 'gold' ? It really does not matter, I m just too happy to have it :) :)

















lets all have tea !
Thank you for taking time to stop by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Darned !

 Watermelon ... !!


This ripped piece of watermelon provided inspiration to start this darning project.


I used cotton thread from the $1[one dollar] store.


I wish, I used a lesser contrasting pink for the very top layer.

If you like to read more about daring technique please see Stitch Magazine online free tutorials. http://www.embroiderersguild.com/stitch/projects/darning/index.html This link is an old one from one of my previous posts about darning.


Thank you for taking time to stop by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Balance continued...

contemporary kantha work..

Another small piece to add to my theme "balance"

This piece includes natural dyes from blueberry,raspberry, henna, pomegranate skins, turmeric and tea. The colours turns out subtle because I keep the fabric in for a very short period of time.



It took about 3-4 months to complete the piece.



(you can click on the images to make them larger)




“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 

― RumiEssential Rumi




I also added a tea dyed piece of crocheted lace which I found at the church yard sale. 

If more ideas pop into my head there will be another one to the collection. 
Though at the beginning, I always feel the process is too tedious and wish I never started; I do feel happy when I see the final result. It is worth the effort.

Thank you for taking time to stop by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia