Last year Cathy (Luvswool) and I did some eco dyeing. https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2016/11/03/eco-printing/
They pieces have been hanging around and I was going through them again and decided I liked the heavy cotton one in particular. It was time to finish it. Of course, it wasn’t that easy to decide what to do. At first I thought I’d stitch the flowers and leaves, but I’m not that great at embroidery. So it sat for awhile again.
I really liked the straggly edges. Besides, if I turned the edges over I’d lose some of the nice design. Here is part of the design. You can see at the top the ragged edge. The two long sides were not that way, but I spent some time in front of the TV pulling out strands so they would all look the same.
I chose some embroidery threads that reflected the colors of the imprints, but subtle enough not to fight the design.
I did three rows of stitching around the whole piece.
I had decided it would be a wall hanging so I attached a small dowel with loops on the back.
The next question is where would I hang it so it would really look good. I have a lot of dark walls and some light gold. It’s hard to see the gold here, but there was some contrast.
My kitchen is teal and generally sunny.
The living room is a deep bronze color.
The family room is deep moss.
We’ve had a lot of dark days here, so I know the photos aren’t the best.
What do you think?
Just a quick addition. This past weekend I met with my siblings in Madison, WI for lunch. My sister Car brought me a fleece from one of the twin boys born last year – Little Will. Here’s a quick peek at the open bag which was quite heavy.
While we were having lunch Car’s Granddaughter Madison received pics of two new twins that were just born. A little boy at 8lbs 12 oz and a girl at 9lbs 6 oz born to ewe Mary.
What a great way to celebrate the get together!