Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Diane's variegated thread

Diane sent me her hand-dyed floss from her shop cymberrain. I used it to create this pattern, a little puzzling, I admit. I added a few solids (red, turquoise, yellow, green) to this variegated floss.
This one will be a biscornu. A friend of mine ordered three of them -- to my great pleasure. (I can't charge more than 33$, it doesn't cover the working hours, but it is a lot for such a small item).
I sorted my floss stash and wrapped threads on new cards. The old ones were still from my student's times. Some floss still comes from my Granny who gave it to me a few years before she died (1974), when her eyes did not allow her to embroider anymore.

6 comments:

Chris Gray Textile Art said...

love your embroidery (as always)...

...the thread does add to this piece though, doesn't it....

Deb G said...

This is turning out beautifully.

jude said...

i love the discipline of these pieces. teeny weeny patchwork designs.

Art4Sol said...

Beautiful floss to add to beautiful work. The design almost looks like an American Indian design....
Congrats on the order.

Diane said...

What a beautiful pattern. So hard to believe that something I considered a mistake could turn out looking so pretty! Must be your magic touch :)
I believe it was your enthusiasm that convinced me that I should try to make more of this floss. I'm glad I did!

Rayna said...

I love that you are incorporating your granny's floss into this piece.
It is a gem, as usual.