A Little Stitching

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As a way of marking time more productively I am working on a new piece. It is constructed from some of the mass indigo session I had in the summer. Fabric is pieced then waxed and then washed leaving it with some body. The plan is to have a large cut work panel right down the middle.

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Got the Blues (at Last!)

The indigo vat I started the other day was a flop and although it worked for a while it did not impress and no amount of coaxing and additions improved things, I disposed of it. However I have a project in mind that needs to be blue so with my very best Mayan indigo, I started another vat. This time complete success!

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The cloth I am using are actually cleaning cloths bought from a car boot sale. They have clearly been used and laundered but they are 100% cotton and are fabulous to stitch with. The only limitation is the size which is about 30cm by 30cm. I have or had literally hundreds of these and I think that the lot cost about £5.00.

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I am extremely pleased with the results, my hands are now an alarming shade of blue!