I had crocheted and painted small flower shapes and decided that this one would work for another motif. It’s held in place by two rows of Buttonhole stitch starting with blue green perle cotton and then hand painted perle cotton in reds. The final row is Fly Stitch in crochet cotton.
Back to the charity quilting. It’s a good way to keep working at times when you don’t feel inspired. This one has Log Cabin blocks that I pieced from scraps-can’t throw anything away.
The blue is hand painted perle cotton. Most of the stitches are stem stitch and 2 rows of interlocking Buttonhole stitch and a French Knot for the flower center. The gold is a rayon thread but the rest are perle cotton.
This is a cowl I knitted from some of my early, lumpy attempts to spin. If we have a winter like the last one, it will be warm. The big silver buttons are from my collection.
I decided to add the Feather stitch to the bottom of the hand painted applique so it looked more a part of the piece.
I finished another of the projects from a class at Art and Soul in Portland. It really is square-just my lack of skill on photographing. The class was a great one from Ruth Chandler on Boro-Japanese mending.
The background is Indigo dyed by Ruth and the patches are scraps from Kimono. Everything was saved by the people and used to mend clothing that was passed down through the generations as money was scarce. The stitching is all running stitch.
These two shapes are done in Chain stitch and Herringbone using Embroidery floss and Perle Cotton. The blue is one of my hand painted threads.