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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Market Day at Stonehenge

I used some hand dyed fabric that I had bought at Paducah from Wendy Richardson for the background of the piece.  I wanted to do a piece based on stone circles.  I pieced together the background using a raw edge applique and embroidery stitches.  I looked through my stash for brownish fabric for the  large stones.  I hand quilted the piece using embroidery floss.  I am going to make this into a triptych.  I put a road made from purple sari cloth in the bottom right hand corner that will connect with  a piece on the right. I will also have a similar size piece on the left.  Rosemary

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Beast journal for Rosie

My granddaughter was nine years old today.  She loves creative writing, so I bought her a nice writing journal and  made a fabric cover for it.  I made an animal, like Jude Hill does in her Patchwork beast class.The face is made from a piece of raw silk that my dad brought back from Japan in the 1950s. I had used men's ties to dye it. I think the journal will hole many "beastly" stories.
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