Books I’m Reading. . .Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr, Savage Beauty by Nancy Milford, The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
recently, i’ve been working on seven pillows for a wonderful family. they have a beautiful home, but for some reason, very few pillows. pillows add charm, warmth, enjoyment, pattern, color, texture and more. they can pull a room together or apart.
they were a challenge to find designs within their kaleidoscope they love. it was exciting as well! so much color and pattern. my heart was smitten. they loaned their kaleidoscope as inspiration.
each time i held it, a new pattern would emerge. i managed to take shots with my iPhone to capture ones i thought i could adapt.
the technique for making the pillows is the same technique as Sewing Fool – Part VIII. I will explain the process in Part II of this series.
here are the first set of pillows:
i bought two dresses/overdresses that were white. i decided to dye them so i’d wear them more often, since white has never been a friendly color for me. i’m too much of a mess.
the first white piece is linen. i dyed it an olive green. it’s really quite rich as the linen absorbed the color beautifully. here it is -
and here’s the other one. it’s cotton. i dyed it with tea bags. about 30 bags. both pieces were dyed in a large pot on the range -