Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dirty Threads

Well, that was a learning experience!

If you have made an order and received an invoice, you packages left the PO this morning. That being said, they put a hurt on me down there!!

 When I decided on free shipping I said to self, "What could two or three little skeins of thread possibly cost to send anywhere inside the US? 70 or 80 cents? "

WRONG! Because my little skeins are fat little buggers, the Post Mistress from Hell determined that they could not travel in envelopes like letters, but had to be handled as Packages even though they could blow away in a strong wind.

SO, as of today, minimum orders are four skeins, that's 20$ plus 2.50 postage for a total of 22.50, still a steal for 40 yards of wonder!

When I post the next group photo here, you can still email me with your choices BUT give me eight to choose from..it got a little hectic and I still haven't heard back from a few folks...and, if you trust me, I'll select four from the spectrum for you that won't disappoint.

The Dirty Threads are still 10+ yards each, hand dyed 6-ply DMC cotton.
Despite appearances, NO TWO ARE ALIKE, so keep that in mind if you are in any way anal about dye lots and such. Additionally, there are changes as you go deeper into each skein. This is some serious mystery stuff, folks, only for the bold!

These are created one at a time, all individuals. I'd name them, but that would only be slightly crazy.

this bunch are already heading to other hot little hands...more to come. asap.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Orders

If you emailed me about Dirty Threads yesterday and I replied asking for alternative choices, get back to me so I can get these bad boys in the mail tomorrow.
The faster I clear these orders, the sooner I can get a new batch on the grill.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dirty Threads - SOLD OUT!!

WHEW GOOD PEOPLE!!! I love you! If you have already emailed me and are making second or third choices, I got you covered. Everyone else...I'll be doing this again next week..production on Tuesday and posting for sale on Friday~ book mark me..this is FUN!


OK..so here we have the inaugural class of SPOTTY & GROTTY embroidery thread. 10+ yards each, hand dyed 6-ply DMC cotton. Despite appearances, NO TWO ARE ALIKE, so keep that in mind if you are in any way anal about dye lots and such. Additionally, there are changes as you go deeper into each skein. This is some serious mystery stuff, folks, only for the bold!
They are created one at a time, all individuals. I'd name them, but that would only be slightly crazy.

#4, 12 and 20 are already spoken for. $5 each includes postage inside the US. First come, first served - email me with your requests. deborah@lacativa.com
International customers, I'll have to get you a final cost from the post office, but we can talk.

There WILL be more by the weekend.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

FAT BAGGIES



A fat bundle of luscious. No seeds, stems or cheese! Stock your sewing basket with vintage, hand-dyed scraps from the Lawrenceville Frankenstein Dyeworx. For that matter, stock your friend's sewing baskets! These make great holiday gifts.

$25.00 includes postage inside the US

 
Now picking from bins and tubs full of shreds and scraps of hand dyed, cotton, broadcloth, linens - all natural fibers that have been through the Lawrenceville Frankenstein school of Color Transformation!

Note--- these fabrics are "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)

~d

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fiber Hand Grenade #1- SOLD!

SOLD!  (more on request or when the weather turns cool again)

You'll squee..you may even pee! When you unpack this hand crocheted (in an hour of sustained boredom at the dayjob) cotton Hand Grenade of fabulous fiber scraps from the studio.

Drum roll for the return of the Cuss Pot, which is my take on the legendary Swear Jars. In some households, if someone swore, they had to put coins into a jar. Who got the cash and how it was used was never clear. But my version can be used for all sorts of things beyond that quaint tradition. In my house, you got the greasy spaghetti spoon for swearing! They are great thread catchers, will double as a dish scrubber, doorstop if you fill it with rocks. Stuff it with fresh catnip and drive the cats wild, paint on a face and make a new best friend! ...whatever. Be creative!

This one is busy transporting hand dyed scraps of vintage cotton damask, linen, some rayon..all the good stuff stitchers crave. This one is 40$. Email me if you are interested. First come, first served. It's a one and only for now!

Everything here,
got stuffed into here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

florida cloth

Much of the fabric that I've been working with and selling came from my last visit to "Focus on Fiber" at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach FL..March 2014.  I was needing a dark, neutral black and wasted a ton of dyestock finding it. I should have taken all those clear bright colors and thrown them into the dark stew, but I'm glad I didn't.

My mind was not on dyeing cloth and I felt quite the imposter while I was taking up space in the wet studio. It was production work, pure and simple, and I was in the dreamstate, working on reflexes.

The real creative work was happening ten and twelve hours at a time back at the cabin where I was spinning the first 15k words of the novel that I am revising now.
More about this shift another time.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fat Baggies


Yes, I still have a lot of hand-dyed vintage cloth for sale, thanks for asking! They are still 25$, postage paid inside the US. The link will take you to a perfectly functional PP button. If you have any questions, please email me.


This morning I picked from this lot. I'm using Tyvek bags now instead of the old bubble padded kind. They hold more!


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cusspots Redux

Remember these?

Cusspots, with tail. Stuffed with small bits and pieces of hand dyed cloth.

They make great thread or scrap catchers, impromptu pin cushions. Great coin catchers for the car console.

20$ each, postage included. US only.
email me if you are interested

The batch above is gone, but I found the cone of cotton string and the correct size crochet hook and there's still lots of scraps . Let the fun begin



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fat Baggies...scraps galore!

A fat bundle of luscious. No seeds, stems or cheese! Stock your sewing basket with vintage, hand-dyed scraps from the Lawrenceville Frankenstein Dyeworx. For that matter, stock your friend's sewing baskets! These make great holiday gifts.

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





$28.00 includes first class postage inside the US. 

Note these fabrics are "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)

~d

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

fabric flying!

11/30/2016   SHIPPING day! The Post office said everything should land by Saturday.