Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Continuing

Eight more peace pins are going into the mail today ...




Two are cochineal-dyed linen backed with cochineal-dyed silk for Anne in California and Coco in Washington (state) ...


The silk was slippery, to say the least, so I backed it with a fine, stiff linen, which reminded me of a novel entitled The Pink Suit. While I'm not usually a fiction fan, this book held me with its fictionalized description of the lining of Jackie Kennedy's iconic Chanel knock-off ...




Two more for Laura in New Hampshire and Peggy in Colorado, were dyed with cochineal on linen pre-mordanted with alum and tannin, then backed with windfall lichen dyed linen ...


The next two were a green/madder peach pairing for Sue in Illinois and an earthy lichen/croton pair of linens for Apronista Winona in New Mexico ...


Last, but not least lavender linens for Shelly in Washington (state) and bold reds for Sandy in Hawaii ...


14 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i can close my eyes and see them FLYING all around the Planet....
how just so GREAT this is, Liz....

Liz A said...

Grace ...

Just when I think it can't get any better it does ...

Roxanne said...

Liz,
I must confess that I haven't been following along in blogland lately, but this post captured my attention. I love every detail from the message, your descriptions of the dyes, your admission about non-fiction and Jackie's lining. Thank you.

Liz A said...

Roxanne -

You're welcome ... thank you in return for taking the time to stop by and comment.

Mo Crow said...

has my sculptor friend Bronwyn asked for a green one yet? she fell in love with mine & your whole concept, she is working on a doctorate researching the role of the artist and sustainability in the remedial landscape

Liz A said...

Mo -

I haven't heard from Bronwyn, but would be honored to make a green peace pin for her. Just send me an email with her address and consider it done!

Fiona Dempster said...

How stunning are these ones Liz? And how rewarding to have so much beautiful peace spreading its wings across the world. It is a precious thing you re doing - I love mine so much.

Liz A said...

Thank you Fiona ... I am finally letting go of my insecurity that the pins are "too simple." Indeed, their very simplicity is the heart of their message.

Sue McQ said...

Looking very forward to the Peace pin arrival.
I think I need to make myself a courage/bravery FLAG-
a story unto itself- more, later.

Liz A said...

Sue - Now you have me most intrigued ...

taiqi said...

I would love a red peace pin. So much negative in the world at the moment. It would be nice to wear a reminder that peace is possible. Janet Wright

Liz A said...

Janet - I will happily send one your way.

Louise Brown said...

Hello from Canada!
I love your blog, which I found through Jude at Spirit Cloth. It is lovely that you make and send your peace pins all over the world, each stitched so lovingly.I would love to have one, and as for colours, spring colours would be terrific...I'm thinking pink and green, light green as in new growth foliage and pink flowers. If you have it, words or background cloth in any combination something like that. Hope I'm not being too specific here, so as to be a pain.
I honestly love all of the pins, so I know I'll love whatever you do. cheers from Burlington, Ontario
Louise [yes another Louise]

Liz A said...

Louise -

Your comment caused me to look back and sure enough, yours will be the first pin sent to Canada. I will enjoy working with pink and green for you!