This week, though, I got an earlier-than-usual start on my TAST Week 10 block, so it's already a WIP for this Wednesday. The featured stitch this week is Running Stitch, with takes some imagination to use creatively on a crazy quilt block!
I've been working on the central red-brown band, creating motifs of running stitch with two strands of black floss. The centre section is whipped running stitch in which I created a 'wave' of black stitches, and then went in with cream-coloured floss and a whip stitch to add colour, dimension and texture. I'm thinking I'll put some beads, buttons and/or other embellishment in the centres of the waves. Next up: accent the striped neck-tie section!
If you read this post yesterday, you may be wondering how the snow dyeing turned out. Here's how it looked about half-way through the process:
Yes, that's (golden) yellow snow -- but not from the usual source! ;-)
And here are the subtle spring colours created on the light-weight unbleached muslin that I used:
The blue will be perfect for a sky later...or maybe I'll do some sort of piecing with all three.
What are you working on today?
Snow dying really gives some lovely results. I had not heard of it until recently and now I seem to see it all over the place.
The whipped running stitch compliments the stripes wonderfully. Your snow dyed fabric is great!
Oh I would love to try. Snow dyeing. Those colors are so soft and pretty .
While I don't need a new hobby I do need something to make me look at all that snow in my yard with new eyes - snow dying might do the trick ;-).
Your fabric is lovely.
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