Monday, November 22, 2004

Stitching Bloggers QOTW: Hand-dyed Fabrics

Hand-dyed fabrics - love 'em or hate 'em? If you love them, what kind/colours do you have? I'm a traditionalist. I have lots of bleached and tea-dyed linen. I once took a class from Bent Creek, a companion piece to "Acorn" (it was a squirrel) and we stitched on bleached linen. Lots of the women were looking for pieces of fabric with subtle shading, but I was perfectly happy to have a giant bleach spot right in the middle of my fabric. I like how Terrence Nolan uses the bleached fabrics. I am getting more into the colored fabrics, again via Nolan: Saint Basil's Cathedral is one of the many pieces I have started. But I don't have a lot of the fabrics, I'm not a fabric collector.

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