Friday, May 25, 2012

Gathering stones

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I've been gathering stones for the Magic Feather Project.

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Do you know Jude Hill's work? She's one of those people that inspire me to shut off the tv/computer and reconnect with the things I truly love.  The opportunity to contribute in a little way to her wonderful project was one I couldn't pass up.

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For the squares, I used fine cotton from an old pillowcase which I overdyed with tea.

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The fabric for the stones is beautiful Indian woodblock fabric from a well-worn skirt. It makes me happy to give these noble materials a second life.

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Speaking of sharing and re-purposing, the stunning tablecloth in these pictures I received in a trade with Liane from Enhabiten. I love her overdyed vintage linens. The sweet pincushion was made by my friend Sonia and is embroidered with her own plant-dyed threads.

Getting the chance to connect and exchange with craftspeople around this crazy huge world is a source of joy and inspiration in my life.






11 comments:








Sonia / Cozy Memories

said...

oh Nicole, your stones will be such a great contribution !
I had recognized Liane's work right away. Hard to pass her beautiful wares, I agree !
Your last sentence is what I feel myself & I couldn't have said better than you did.
I wish we'll meet again one day, my friend, it was such a privilege to meet you.
xoxoxo





jenny gordy

said...

Gorgeous work, Nicole! Love Liane's work too. So serene.





madder

said...

So, so lovely.





Geninne

said...

Your stones are amazing!





joanie

said...

These fabrics looks so soft and tactile. The stones and images are lovely and your colour choices are too.
Jx





P R I M O E Z A

said...

i love these.





jude

said...

nice! perfect





Margie Oomen

said...

i hope i get a chance to stitch up a few this week.
I love yours so much and think you should make a few extras to patch up some of your beautiful warn threads.
happy running today
xo





Carmen

said...

Joli comme tout. Bonne course demain!





Cristina

said...

Hi , I recently discovered your blog and I love it ! Your work is beautiful and I love your nature shots.





melissa

said...

everything you do is wonderful, nicole. i love all the pale and natural colours in this post.
p.s. i have started running recently, too- not brave enough to enter an event though so good on you!