Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Keeping it Simple
My hands needed a break from hand stitching, and my mind needed something very straight forward to work on, and so this is what I made...
A very simple table runner made from muslin,
(some of which I hand dyed with coffee, turmeric and walnut ink).
The center strips were torn, and the edges left raw...
The machine stitching consists of closely, but unevenly spaced rows of meandering straight stitch...
The piece was most definitely inspired by the colors and textures which I see on the old, (and once white) barns that I pass everyday.
I think it would lovely on an old wood table.
(Now for sale in my shop).
(Note: Now sold)