12.4.10

White, reddish, black...













A message in a bottle...?













No, an avocado pip dye (these handwritten scraps seem
to pop up everywhere...)













I´m fond of the reddish blotches it produces...













The other day a friend gave me a lot of old hankies
and other linens, so I´m going to make some light, white,
pre-summer things in the weeks to come I think - because
it´s pleasant to deal with them - and to counterbalance
the ongoing black thread mood I´m in, which is still
groping to express itself in a way that feels right...
So here´s a hankie nine-patch with unconnecting
patches (one is fake, anyways...) and a little black
thread eye stitching...













In machine stitch, it bears the statement: yes, it´s
a nine-patch...

Kommentare:

artymess hat gesagt…

I am intrigued ...what is an avocado pit dye ? ......Lorna

ger hat gesagt…

Oops, it´s pip, of course... you just wrap it in fabric, bundle it up, beat it with a hammer, dampen it + wait a couple days.. (learned that at tinctory.blogspot.com...)

Jasmine hat gesagt…

Wonderful. Avocado's are high on my list for dye materials.

Dee / Cloth Company hat gesagt…

cool! who knew? I like the blotches, too...

re: expressing a black mood... how about a black nine patch... black on black.

the JUST NOW quilt came out so beautifully!

Jo Wholohan hat gesagt…

fascinating, thanks so much for sharing, going to have a go at this..... love your stitching and beautiful fabrics xx

Robin Olsen hat gesagt…

This is so cool--I've never heard of using avocado pits for dye and love the reddish results you got.

Recently I've been stitching with some old brown silk thread on neutrals. Wonder if that would feel more comfortable to you than the black. (not that I don't love a black stitch!)

ancientcloth hat gesagt…

I am loving that eye you stitched on
this piece and the 9 patch is so
lightweight looking that it seems
to whisper...a quiet,beautiful piece.
:)

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks... the nice thing about avocado dye is that one can make good use of that pip, I often regretted to throw it away, or tried, without success, to grow avocado trees... - appreciate the black thread tips, too... I´m thinking in of a kind of Basquiat style...

grrl + dog hat gesagt…

ooh!

avocado pip,

you say?

I like it.

Abigail Thomas hat gesagt…

beautiful - just stunning

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you...!