Time for a bit of eco printing

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It has been too long since I enjoyed playing with eco-printing so it was added to My To Do List.

My friend cut some cotinus leaves from hegarden for me recently and I have been saving red onion skins so I decided to pull my finger out.

This is a scarf I made ages ago and decided to add some more layers to it.

I also printed onto some smaller pieces of pre-mordanted cotton and another piece I had previously printed on.

Pretty pleased with the results!

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The test piece so far

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Now hung up in My Dye Room, contemplating is underway

I have also been posting the progress on Facebook, click here to go to my Page.

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Ideas Progressing

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The next stage…

1 Discharge paste ironed once dry

2 Removing freezer paper stencils…

3 Removing more freezer paper stencils..

4 Ready to be washed…

5 Ready to be washed, then onto the next stage.

I have also been posting the progress on Facebook, click here to go to my Page.

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Ideas

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I have been contemplating these ideas for too long, need to get them onto cloth.

No idea how this test piece will turn out!

1 Drawing pattern onto freezer paper

2 Pattern cut out with scalpel blade

3 Ironing it on

4 More ironing…

5 More ironing…

6 Discharge paste on, waiting for it to dry

have also been posting the progress on Facebook, click here to go to my Page.

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A little bit of quilting does you good

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After an enforced absence, so chuffed I have managed a bit of sewing today, now for burying the threads….

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More Journal Quilts 2017

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January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

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My Journal Quilts 2017 so far

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I have been a ‘lurker’ in the Quilters’ Guild Contemporary Group for quite a while and this year decided to join in with the Journal Quilts challenge.  Each quilt has to be 11″ square but you could choose your own theme and design.

I chose the Theme of ‘Colour’.

I wanted to use similar techniques but different colours, playing with the position of the square and starting point of the spiral.  The intention is that the set of 12 will hang together as a whole piece so the placement of the colours, square and quilting were part of the design.

Techniques: hand dyeing, fusible appliqué, spiral quilting

Here are mine so far…

January

February

March

April

May

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