Thursday, August 28, 2008

Now for something kind of different.

I made a Scrabble tile bag for a friend 4-5 years ago (I honestly can't remember). I did kind of a half-ass job, and it didn't wear well. So, version 2.0:

I knew I'd find a use for the embroidered flannel. Yes. Embroidered flannel. I lined it with a piece of hand-dye so it wouldn't get destroyed through use, and I satin-stitched around all the inkjet prints.

ScrabbleSpidey tile bag front

And back:
ScrabbleSpidey tile bag

And in progress:
ScrabbleSpidey tile bag

Friday, August 22, 2008


I'm still stab-stitching for the sheer joy of stab-stitching.


The center fabric is some code I got randomly e-mailed to me by a colleague; inkjet printer and overpainted. There's a lot left, too... The other fabrics are from my stash. The finished piece is about 5" square.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Not *really* slacking

Busy...there have been parties or people in from out of town every weekend lately. Also the weather is nice (it hasn't hit 80 degrees in almost two weeks) so I'm outside as much as my skin can handle the sunlight.

In between, I'm stitching pieces of ugly fabric with the intent of committing shibori eventually:
Shibori in-progress

The stab-stitching (yes, it's traditionally a running stitch, but I can't do a running stitch with perle cotton) is soothing.

Meanwhile, my roommate licks plastic bags:
Lick lick