Saturday, February 06, 2010

charmeuse morning

I'm laying a spool of polyester thread into a 19 x 45 inch piece of silk charmeuse in preparation for indigo.

12 comments:

Sweetpea said...

Good grief, what a lot of work! That is just amazing to me.... I'm already looking forward to seeing the indigo :>]]

arlee said...

gawds it's exquisite as it is--the furls and roils and whorls--mm

La Dolce Vita said...

absolutely incredible!

jewelrygirl said...

That is so very awesome!

Jacky said...

A labour of love...it's lovely to see all the stitching you do to achieve your wonderful indigo pieces. I look forwrd to seeing the results of all the stitching after the dyeing.
Can I ask you what sort of indigo dye you use? I am keen to try indigo dyeing.

Jacky.

Darlene said...

Can't wait to see what it looks like. I'd like to try this myself. I have a piece of fabric I dyed a pale yellow today. Once I see how yours comes out, I may try stitching it and then overdye it. So many ideas, so little time!

Judy Martin said...

I use pre-reduced indigo dye. I keep a vat going in my studio even in the winter. I am still new at using this kind of dye and love it.

artymess said...

It's beautiful even before the dyeing .....Lorna

Jeana Marie said...

I like how you say "laying a spool of thread into" it sounds so gentle and looks so exciting...I really hope to learn more about dyeing in the next, however long.

Kaye Turner said...

Goodness, it's beautiful exactly as it is!

Sandra said...

ohhhhh yummmmy !!!! can't wait to see it come out of the indigo soup : ) the article in the Quilting Arts magazine last month reeeeallly got my attention, can't wait to try this technique : ) and I did see an add for the pre-reduced indigo dye so I'll probably try that tooo : )
happpy "charmeuse" sunday to you Judy : )
Blessings, Sandra in AZ

T said...

Ohhh this is already looking very cool. So creative Judy...

xt