|Outside work table, full of rust that I use for dyeing|
|I use a couple of types of sewing thread in my hand stitching.|
|I place mohair tendrils |
(or "trimmings" if you want to leave the poetry out of the picture)
on the felted base, then stitch over them for this
lovely curly-cue shape.
No thinking involved (during the stitching process that is).
|couching down naturally dyed crochet thread|
|silk /cotton thread that accepts eucalyptus dye beautifully|
(available at Christine Mauersberger's shop )
(this is dyed with euca from one of the trees in my yard)
|I cannot get enough of those French Knots!|
Especially beautiful on top of rusted batting.
|Well, another piece of the fiber collage has been stitched.|
By hand, that is.
What lovely plant matter shall I machine stitch on top of this one?