I've been gathering stones for the Magic Feather Project.
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.
For the squares, I used fine cotton from an old pillowcase which I overdyed with tea.
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.
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.