I really should not be starting new projects but Laura working on potholders made we want to make placemats.
I printed a couple yards of fabric 2 years ago with very big leaves that I harvest from some giant weed that grows in our yard. I'm starting with this set of 4 prints and am simply stitching around the veins using 3 shades of green thread. I'll see how that looks and then decided what to do with the set in golds. I like experimenting on placemats because they are useful and it doesn't matter if they aren't particularly artistic when they are done. I have more leaf printed fabric and maybe these experiments will tell me what to do with the rest of the fabric.
I also finally got to fire up the kiln again. The temperature has dropped enough that I could open the basement door to vent it. Here's everything before firing. I'll see how it all looks after it cools down. That will wait until tomorrow because we are actually going to be social with our family today and attend a party in Chesapeake.
I can't wait to show you the end of the new sidewalk project next week. They look amazing!
10/1/2016 11:41:30 am
Really like the fabrics that you made, and the ideas for enhancing the leaves. Can't wait to see the finished placemats.
10/2/2016 08:33:48 am
I had not really thought of using potholders to test techniques and ideas, but it is a great way to do it and not waste materials.
10/3/2016 11:55:32 am
That fabric you are using for the placemats is gorgeous!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.