Sunday, March 4, 2012
The design is handstitched mokume, but instead of the basic rows of uneven stitching, I tried something different. Back when I was doing woven shibori, I wove gathering threads into the fabric in a Monk's Belt pattern. Weavers will know what I'm talking about here. The gist of it is that the gathering threads are not random but follow a pattern, which produces more of a structured design on the fabric after gathering and dyeing. So I thought, why not do this by hand?!
Also yesterday, I nearly completed my second Fiberactions' challenge quilt with the "monotone" theme. The group's reveal will be March 15. And besides that, I'm nearly finished with my oak leaf eco dyed hand quilted piece.
It's being a wonderful working weekend indeed!