Monday, September 19, 2016

- Turning redux

Retrospective (10/6)

Patch #263 Almost Equinox


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I just had to show this in response to Jude Hill's post entitled Turning (http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/spirit_cloth/2016/09/turning.html) ...



It's an antique clock reel for winding skeins (which I mistakenly called a click reel for years because of the loud sound it makes every 40 revolutions) gifted by my parents back when I was the Needleworker at Colonial Williamsburg ...



Later ...

Three more patches ...


I'm slowly catching up with this month.  The patch for September 8th (http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2016/09/never-say.html) started here with a print of the Hot Springs fountain and some indigo shibori that I made last year ...


the mirror imaging was too good to pass up, so I went with it ...


I originally planned to do a Celtic knot-like take on the GPS clover leaf in the September 9th post (http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2016/09/drinking-kool-aid.html), but as I looked back at the Google search image collage of Magnolia Market near the end, my eye caught on the interior shot of the metal roof and light strings. It sure did remind me of the thrifted multi-color jacket I just got.

Sure enough, there were some patches of color that looked very similar to the metal roof panels. A few Jude Hill thread beads later, the lights came on ...


Interesting side note: my needle literally squeaked through the cloth, which I had hoped was linen since the fabric content label was cut out (my Cursillista readers in Tidewater Virginia will get a kick out of the maker's label that remained) ...


Looking more closely at the frayed edges of the patch, I realized I was working with wool. But hey, it made it through the wash, so onward!

The last patch for today came from cloth that I had been invited to bring to Deb McClintock's native natural dye workshop on September 10th (http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2016/09/dye-stuff.html). It was originally a vintage linen tablecloth ...


that I dyed last year with Prairie Tea (Croton) gathered in the yard. Better yet, it bore a striking resemblance to the Texas Persimmon dyed linen blouse that Deb was wearing ...


Gotta love what the land gives us!

6 comments:

jude said...

oh this is beautiful. I had a big old walking wheel way back but it got damaged in a move.

Liz Ackert said...

Us, too ... the wheel is all that's left, but it sits happily on our front porch

Dana said...

This batch of patches is especially fine, I think. Which is saying a lot.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Dana ... back when this all started I wondered how I'd manage to find 366 ways to express myself on 1.75" of cloth. I needn't have worried (a lesson I still haven't learned in full)

Mo Crow said...

love the abstraction of water and light and the vintage linen is beautiful

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... modern textiles can't hold a candle to vintage