Sunday, April 14, 2019

First fruits

A few were ready. You can see that the color transitions are pretty sharp. I've learned how to control that.

For a while, I've been thinking about writing a book on how to make your own dirty threads, but it seemed like a lot of trouble for four or five pages.

With that in mind this time, I made (mental) notes of all the yes/no, how much/how long, etc. decisions and the outcomes or why of each choice along the way.   Expressing things that have become intuitive is important when one is attempting to teach. And sometimes I did not have any answers for the questions I posed.

 For now, I'll stay a maker.

They are here.


  1. I'd buy that book ... even if I never ever did what it prescribed, I would be fascinated by seeing the process laid out in detail ...

  2. P.S. you could absolutely sell your flosses wound on their original dyeing cards ... which are fascinating in and of themselves!!

  3. Liz- they are cut from old quilting templates. Washable and reusable. The frosted texture of the stuff matters to the process.Another detail I'd forgotten.

  4. i agree totally with Liz. I'd never attempt doing this, but to
    look at a book .....
    I really can't imagine how it might FEEEEEL to sit in the presence
    of all of these...i just love how they stand
    it's an Art Installation...just this much
    Exhilarating to breathe them in

  5. And you surely are a GOOD maker Deb !!! :-)

  6. They look delicious.

  7. Prolific times.


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a grand accomplishment

                                This is what I want to do next. I just love what Hazel has done with her treasured cloth, her love and time...

Play it again Sam.