Posted on

More from World of Threads 2016

I took a few more photographs at the World of Threads Festival that closed this past weekend. This was my first time attending and I was awed by the talent, imagination and whimsy of the artists. Enjoy a small selection of the beautiful pieces at the show.

Laundry is for the Birds by Pamela Allen
Laundry is for the Birds by Pamela Allen
Detail from Laundry is for the Birds by Pamela Allen
Detail from Laundry is for the Birds by Pamela Allen
Terry by Marie Bergstedt
Terry by Marie Bergstedt
Detail from Terry by Marie Bergstedt
Detail from Terry by Marie Bergstedt
Social Community1, 2 and 4 by Mirjam Pet-Jacobs
Social Community by Mirjam Pet-Jacobs
Detail of Social Community 4 by Mirjam Pet-Jacobs
Detail of Social Community 4 by Mirjam Pet-Jacobs
Nine Tales by Joyce Watkins King
Nine Tales by Joyce Watkins King
Interactions #9 by Gerri Spilka
Interactions #9 by Gerri Spilka
Corridor Gallery featuring Gerri Spilka of Philadelphia, Pennsylania
Corridor Gallery featuring Gerri Spilka of Philadelphia, Pennsylania
Detail from Interactions #26 by Gerri Spilka
Detail from Interactions #26 by Gerri Spilka
Interactions #26 by Gerri Spilka
Interactions #26 by Gerri Spilka
Detail from Interactions #11 by Gerri Spilka
Detail from Interactions #11 by Gerri Spilka
Display by Neha Puri Dhir from Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Display by Neha Puri Dhir from Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Ripplet by Neha Puri Dhir
Ripplet by Neha Puri Dhir
Detail of Ripplet by Neha Puri Dhir
Detail of Ripplet by Neha Puri Dhir

mv;

Intersect by Neha Puri Dhir
Intersect by Neha Puri Dhir

nv;

Detail from Intersect by Neha Puri Dhir
Detail from Intersect by Neha Puri Dhir

m’mv

Fragment by Neha Puri Dhir
Fragment by Neha Puri Dhir
Detail from Fragment by Neha Puri Dhir
Detail from Fragment by Neha Puri Dhir

Wishing you all a creative week!

Posted on

World of Threads Exhibit 2016 – personal favourites

I attended the World of Threads Festival for the first time on the weekend. The exhibit is on until Nov. 27, 2016 with venues in Oakville, Ontario and Mississauga Ontario. If you have the opportunity to attend, I highly recommend it.

Three pieces by Eszter Bornemisza from left to right: No Home in the City; At Home in the City; Constructive Decentralization in World of Threads 2017 taken by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Three pieces by Eszter Bornemisza from left to right: No Home in the City; At Home in the City; Constructive Decentralization
Detail from Eszter Bornemisza's work
Detail from No Home in the City by Eszter Bornemisza

This was an amazing display of 11,000 hand cast beeswax leaves. A stunning display!

Cleave...a Path in the Wilderness by Penelope Stewart, thousands of wax leaves
Cleave…a Path in the Wilderness by Penelope Stewart
Detail of the individual leaves from Cleave...a Path in the Wilderness by Penelope Stewart
Detail of Cleave…a Path in the Wilderness by Penelope Stewart

This piece by Tammy Ratcliff of Guelph Ontario is made by printing an etched design on Washi. It’s then woven and hand stitched. It has a very Japanese minimal feel.

For Dreams of Hanging Gardens by Tammy Ratcliff
For Dreams of Hanging Gardens by Tammy Ratcliff
Detail of For Dreams of Hanging Gardens by Tammy Ratcliff
Detail of For Dreams of Hanging Gardens by Tammy Ratcliff

The free motion machine stitching on Marilyn Clarke’s piece adds so much detail that it looks as if you could step into the piece.

Autumn Branches Against Green Hill by Marilyn Clarke
Autumn Branches Against Green Hill by Marilyn Clarke
World of Thread entry: Detail of Autumn Branches Against Green Hill by Marilyn Clarke
Detail of Autumn Branches Against Green Hill by Marilyn Clarke

Completely created with thread and free motion quilting!

Secrets of the Caribbean 1 and 2 by Carla Fisher at World of Threads 2017 photographed by Doris Lovadina-Lee
Secrets of the Caribbean 1 and 2 by Carla Fisher

Every where there were beautiful, and creative pieces. I’ll have more photos next week.

Posted on

Over dyed Indigo shawl

I had dyed a shawl in the spring, but I wasn’t happy with the look. So I took the opportunity to redye it in indigo.

Indigo shawl
Indigo shawl

Indigo shawl

I folded the piece, so that the a portion of the ends were left unbound. This created a dark blue border.

Indigo shawl folded with resist
Indigo shawl folded with resist

Indigo shawl

The shawl has a lovely soft drape and could be used as a sarong over a bathing suit or wrapped warmly around your neck for the next few months!

Posted on

Indigo Linen Napkins

I am pleased with the results of dyeing linen. I made two sets of napkins from some beautiful cream coloured linen. The first set of four are cocktail napkins about 9 inches square. Two resists were used to make the design.

Indigo dyed linen cocktail napkin
Indigo dyed linen cocktail napkin
Indigo dyed linen cocktail napkins folded
Indigo dyed linen cocktail napkins folded
Indigo dyed linen cocktail napkins folded
Indigo dyed linen cocktail napkins folded
Indigo dyed linen cocktail napkins folded
Indigo dyed linen cocktail napkins folded

I took a photograph of the linen napkins, before dyeing them. They are shown below, folded and clamped with their resist. The piece in the centre is cotton wrapped around two CDs and bound with elastics. I haven’t yet washed this piece out.

Indigo dyed linen napkins clamped
Indigo dyed linen napkins clamped

The dinner napkins are a generous size. At 19 inches they will easily shield the messiest diner!

Indigo dyed linen dinner napkins
Indigo dyed linen dinner napkins
Indigo dyed linen dinner napkins folded
Indigo dyed linen dinner napkins folded
Indigo dyed linen dinner napkins
Indigo dyed linen dinner napkins
Indigo dyed linen dinner napkins
Indigo dyed linen dinner napkins

In our house we always use cloth, most of them vintage. Do you still use cloth napkins?