Spent yesterday experimenting with staining some fabric and papers with tea, and leaving them overnight in a tray with rusty nails and washers. It was so exciting the next morning to find out what happened!! The material is still a little bit creased, but I can’t wait to cut up and stitch. See photos.
I’ve just been listening to a very interesting pod cast – I subscribe to Stitchery Stories (www.stitcherystories.com) – a lady called Yvonne Fuchs was talking about slow stitching and how relaxing it is – mindful and contemplative! (I was busy painting the woodwork in our hall/stairs/landing at the time!). She was so interesting I wanted to put down my paint brush and try it! She said that in her classes after the initial chatter and getting started, she rings a bell, then everyone stitches in silence. It reminded me of our Alice Fox workshop at the last Embroiderers Guild meeting – everyone was so engrossed that the class was really quiet!.