Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My leather thimble

Can't really work with a thimble! I tried it. Then I created this device: It is a simple ring out of sturdy leather, and it is very helpful. Yes, I'm hand quilting the chickenshack. Hard work, I tell you. Got the needle's eye under my thumbnail once. Oy.

And. I was insanely printing!
Last night, I did these lino prints and more. These were the best. I used old lino print colour I have had in my stash for ages -- actually I did my latest lino print when I was ... ??? ... 18 or so. It's self-archeology as Terry has been doing it recently.
Would you like to get stamps like this custom-made?

7 comments:

Deb G said...

love the fish!

Erika Hayashihara said...

these are great!! so lively!!

XOXO

Chris Gray Textile Art said...

I don't get along with thimbles either! They just get in the way....

...like the idea of the leather ring though...

jude said...

great solution....i hate thimbles too. i have holes in my fingers.
and yes. the stamps are great!

Diane said...

I need to make myself something like that. I tried the metal ones and they drive me crazy!

Sinclair said...

those are lovely. I don't use thimbles well, either, but just bought a set of 5. We'll see.

Rayna said...

I could never use a thimble, either, Kept buying them; kept trying. Ended up with holes in my thumb. It was ok - at least my hand was literally in the work.

Oy, indeed!