Sunday, March 18, 2012

new challenge

there is a new challenge for the international quilt challenge group - time....
and for once i have an idea that i'm going to stick with, AND i have started - bonus points and elephant stamp please.
 in conversation with Kind Dog on the subject,  i was struck by an idea that is about process rather than form or about trying to capture a feeling or abstract idea. this one is extremely practical.
so far i have machine sewn strips of old cloth - fragments of old linens and clothing (cottons, silks, linens) onto a base ripped from an old cotton sheet. and i am hand stitching now with the most delicious thread that arrived this week from nancy at long ridge farm

nancy provided the best customer service i have come across - i had tried to buy some of her silk/cotton thread a few times a couple of weeks ago and kept getting an error message on the website. i emailed nancy and found she was here in melbourne to do the talisman dress workshop with india flint at beautiful silks. she kindly fixed the website problem straight away and i thought i would get my parcel after she returned home to the States. but she had some skeins of thread with her and very generously sent them straight to me so i got to play with them within the week. thanks nancy - they are just gorgeous!

2 comments:

Kit Lang said...

*elephant stamping*

Lynn said...

can't wait to see how this one comes along. I love the old lacy look and string........