Friday, March 8, 2013

One thing leads to another

In addition to snow dyeing a bit of fabric, I just had to have a go with some threads as well.


of course, I wanted to stitch something with them to see the effect on cloth.
Deciding what to stitch?..... I drew this dragonfly
hand stitched with my new multi-coloured thread.....I like it!


 This one, blue/green dyed threads stitched on my dyed fabric, became a pin cushion.


Then,..... well...... you know I could not resist doing a complete doodle



linking up to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Fridays

24 comments:

MooseStash Quilting said...

I love snow dyeing, but never thought about throwing some thread into the mix. You stitchery is gorgeous with your beautiful threads!!! Not sure if you have give it a try, but I thow a piece of fabric under the rack when snow dyeing, and I get a bonus piece of fabric. I was kind of surprised at what comes out of all the muck that's left after the melting.

Kim said...

Lovely!
What a treat to see you experimentation :0).

Happy Sewing

Quilt Hollow said...

As always...the proof of a true artist!

Vicki W said...

Your thread is beautiful and I love that pincushion!

B J Elder said...

Your snow dying turned out gorgeous and a dragonfly is perfect for the colors! What fun!

Maggie R said...

LOVE the idea of dyeing the threads.. Nice design and the embroidery looks wonderful..
GOOD WORK Jill.
Thanks for sharing
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Robbie said...

Just love your doodles!!!! And the threads look great on the cushion!! Only you would come up with a design like that! Very cool!

Carrie P. said...

the thread is just beautiful and the dragon fly is too.

Katherine McNeese said...

Gorgeous!

Mandy Pedigo said...

Clicked over from Off the Wall Friday. I LOVE your colors. Dyeing thread is a new favorite of mine.

Quilter Kathy said...

OH...I LOVE IT! The stitchery is so cool, and how much fun it that to dye your own thread!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Jill. Lovely colors and design. I don't think I'll ever get to dying thread, but I certainly do like to admire others' experiments. I enjoyed visiting your very creative blog.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Joanne said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Love the dyed thread! You snow dyed the thread? Great idea! I love the dragonfly drawing and how it stitched up. Just gorgeous!

Eileen said...

Another dyer. Happy to check out your site.

Linda M said...

Great little dragonfly, perfect for the dyed threads.

Mary Ann said...

I love the pincushion and your art too:)

Raven said...

Hello~
I have to tell you, your snow-dyeing is the lovliest of all I've seen.
I've done a bit, but nothing has turned out quite that beautiful...
Could it be that I lay my fabric flat instead of scrunching it? I try to keep colours harmonious, but sometimes they muddy up....
perhaps a lighter hand at applying?
Your posts are always inspiring, thanks so much!
Raven

ruthiequilts said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! I love your work! And your stitching? Sublime! Thanks for sharing!!!

Judy Ferguson said...

There is just something about Dragonflys that makes people happy. Yours is beautiful in every form.

Createology said...

How fortuitous that one thing led to another. Love your dragonfly...drawn and stitched and doodled. Creative Bliss...

Joan said...

Beautiful Jill - those threads are something special.

Claudia said...

Lovely fabric and thread. I am also doing some snow dyeing. It is really fun to see what you get.
I better hurry and keep dyeing....one of these days the snow is going to start melting...and not stop.

Jaye said...

Fabulous! I wish I had used Dragonfly as the creative prompt for last week, so i could take some credit for this gorgeousness. ;-) Thanks for sharing!
Jaye

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