Wednesday, 31 July 2013

New work! Try again :-(

Well, here goes round two. I wrote a nice little post last night, tried to post to TNTN and lost the whole thing!! Grrr!!So, here we go again, girls.

I have started a new piece at last- YAY!! Remember the foot square one I donated to the SAQA Benefit Auction?
My honeysuckle berries.
Well, I hated giving this one away. My poor old DH is still devastated so I decided to do a larger version. I am using the same photo but instead of cropping it to a small square section, I am using most of the picture.
The whole photo . 
I am not using quite all of it but most. The next problem after making a larger version of my pattern was to be sure I had enough hand dyed fabric to do the job. Apart from enough background colour to do the trick, I found I was ok. I would have chosen a less intense colour for the background but did not have anything and , being lazy, chose this darker piece but I think now that I like it. It is nicely mottled.
This is a fuzzy sort of photo but you get the idea. Very early in the process!

And here are the fabrics and the picture I am working from.
I will post this to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com . To correct a little booboo, it was I who was fortunate enough to win the Christmas panel, not someone called Carol :-) so thank you, Sew Sisters! Check out TNTN and enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. This will be just lovely. I like the colours!

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  2. Oh that is going to be so yummy! I can understand why the first one was hard to part with, and I'll bet it goes quickly at the auction. :-)

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  3. That SAQA piece is so beautiful. I can see the temptation of a bigger piece--gorgeous colors.
    best, nadia

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  4. I can understand why it was hard to give that piece to SAQA - love the bigger version you are working on - it looks amazing. Your colour sense is so spot on! sigh

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  5. I was showing off your work to a colleague today. She was as impressed as I am!

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  6. I love this photo and the subject material. Beautiful colours! It must be wonderful to work on.

    Congrats on your win, too!

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  7. Congrats on the win!
    I'm still amazed at all the colors that you hand dye. That is a major feat to me!

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  8. Lovely colour palette. I too love that you hand dye your fabrics:)

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