Monday, 30 July 2012

Indigo pieces, a day out and a win!!!

At last I have made a couple of items from the indigo day. I was determined not to put all that lovely fabric in a drawer!

The top fabric was hurriedly painted with melted candle wax just before dunking and probably came out better than all the more carefully stitched shibori pieces!.
The lower picture was procion dyed and then printed with a lino cut I made recently. Its beaded lightly and both are lined with hand-dyed cotton. They are strong, comfortable and lovely to use as a pencil case and purse.

Last week I went to the annual charity day at our local quilt shop. It's in the lovely village of Seisdon and is called White Cottage Country Crafts. Jackie, the proprietress, cooks a stunning array of lunches and the proceeds go to a nearby charity.

Quilts are displayed in the garden and the shop is buzzing!
Across the road a gentleman in his 80's who still gardens allows us to go and look at his flowers. There's a burbling stream at the end of the lawn. I had to take some pictures of course.

 I love his honesty!!!!!

When I was home I had a phone call to say I'd won first prize in the raffle. I couldn't believe it I had won one of Jackie's amazing quilts.
How wonderfully lucky is that!!!


  1. Congratulations on your win! what a great quilt!

  2. I always seem to miss the charity days, maybe next year...... I love the makes especially the pencil case. keep up the good work, can't wait to see the next.

  3. Love the indigo purse and what gorgeous flowers. Congratulations on your win.

  4. Lovely pencil case and purse. How lucky to have such a great quilt shop nearby and that stunning garden. Congratulations on your win.

  5. Thank you is rare for me to be making useful. my children can see the point now so I'm pleased! am doing some upholstery and painting furniture today...busy, busy
    Thanks Ro .... I love your colourful work, very inspirational x

  6. Your indigo dye day items turned out very well, Clare - don;t you love using things you have created from "scratch"?
    The garden photos are so welcome to my eye on this grey and rainy morning! -sus

  7. This is such an uplifting post...thank you for sharing your beautiful indigo pieces. I love quilts on a clothesline and the garden jewels are inspiring. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  8. Thank you Mary. I have had a wonderful time and really appreciate your comment.

  9. I love the fabric you create for the pencil case! And well done on winning the quilt.

  10. Congrats on the quilt - happy to hear you won!

    And the purse/pencil case are just beautiful - yes, you are so right using your precious fabrics! I'll bet you'll cherish it every time you hold it in your hand!

  11. Wow, how lucky you are! What a lovely quilt to win. I like your shibori work.


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