Tuesday, November 16, 2010

making cloth from scraps of cloth....

This is a diversion from the post I need to get to about City Farming, but it is on the way. In the mean time, I have the great delight to be taking an on-line class with Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth, and just now pinned my first new cloth together!

Every scrap of this fabric is a fragment of something that was scavenged- from the garbage, from the pile of old sheets that were in the garage when we bought the house, from the side of the road- dyed with marigolds (thanks to Deb G. at Bee Creative), Glossy Buckthorn berries and our own raspberries.

I'm feeling so happy to give all this old, worn, forgotten and given-up-on fabric a new life. I can already tell that this will be 'mendable', as well, extending it's use value. Sewing later.....


  1. oh...you will love this class. can't wait for Jude's next class.

  2. EEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OH and EEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEE!
    this is just the BEST! WAIT TILL YOU
    baste is my greatest joy in life...
    oh...i am so happy for ME that you are
    taking the class...and as deanna says...
    the Advanced is coming...contemporary Boro.
    oh joy and yipee etc.
    stitch away and forget the scissors,
    Rip it!
    happiness, g

  3. GRACE! Thanks so much for this enthusiasm- you know I found your blog through Jude's. And I have really started to 'get' her work, and the importance of her sharing that work by seeing her students' work- students like you! I am going to (fingers crossed) sign up for the next class, too- I'll see you in line at the check out on December 1 probably. And then in class... But I also want to respond to your other ideas in a post- you have given me lots to think about. Bye for now.

  4. Deanna- as you predicted, I love this class. Seeing everyone's work is inspiring, and challenging me to identify my own creative goals. I also love your blog- your post about your grandmother was gorgeous. I hope to see you in the next Spirit Cloth class, too...

  5. Oh that's beautiful! Your marigold turned out very nicely. :)


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