Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Studio Clearance, Lots of thread!

This lot comes from back when I had big ambitions for big pieces and was only doing machine quilting. I put a lot of miles on my Janome which was very fussy and only did well with expensive thread, of course.

The six 2000 yd cones on the bottom (three of them untouched) are all King Tut Cotton from Superior Threads, my crack dealer. The colors are 947, 929,913, 912, 988, 932.  (The cheapest price I could find online was 25$ including shipping.)

The four spools on the left are cotton, made in Romania and at least 800yds but there are no markings to confirm that.

The shiny, yellow and rust guys up top are super Diamond Rayon embroidery, unknown yardage, but lots. The top, center royal blue is also from Superior, Bottom Line #636, at least 1500yds left on a spool that was 3K.

For the whole lot, postage paid to the US  $115.00  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Last Harvest SOLD OUT

I'm putting together some special bundles from the most recent dye sessions. Strictly vintage, hand dyed damask only. The cloth is tender and not intended for garments, bed wear or anything that requires wash & wear.  Like any art medium, you don't want to leave it in strong sunlight.

Hand stitching this cloth is a dream and a lesson in control at the same time. It will have it's way unless you have yours. Under a machine needle it carves like new snow, but mind your speed.

I'm hand picking groupings of twelve random pieces, both cut and torn from the whole in this harvest so there will be raw edges galore.  Ten bookish-sized pieces -  6x8 inches and larger, all different from one another.

Until it's all gone.

(Fat Baggies, a mix of smaller scraps of hand dyed damask, cottons and linens will still be available.)

Thank you for you patronage

Proceeds from all this glory will be funding a trip to my first writer's conference in November. A big step in a different direction, something I'm very excited about!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fat Baggies.No seeds or stems!

Stock your sewing basket with vintage, hand-dyed scraps from the Lawrenceville Frankenstein Dyeworx.  I pick first, y'all get the leftovers and glorious they are, my customers will attest! Fat Baggies will delight.

Now picking from bins and tubs full of shreds and scraps of hand dyed, mostly vintage fabric - damasks of all grades, gauzy cottons, broadcloth, linens - all natural fibers that have been through the Lawrenceville Frankenstein school of Color Transformation!

If you would like to customize your scrap selection, give me a clue about the colorway you're leaning and I'll do my best to accommodate your emailed request.  If you'd rather leave it to me, I'll just run wild like I always do!

$28.00 includes first class postage inside the US. The bundles run an average of 1.4 pounds per the post office scale. 

please note - These are all vintage which means "tender" and not suitable for use in wash and wear things unless you are into shabby chic, in which case, you'll be thrilled at how these fabrics wear over time.

ATTENTION international friends...sending this little packet of scraps is hideously expensive!! I just paid 9.00 to get one over the border to Canada!  Email me first so I can get you a shipping cost!!

(for added entertainment, try ironing these. Some of the damasks become almost iridescent)