Tuesday, April 5, 2011

dye heart

dye heart, inspired by the whispering hearts class, has been the center of my sewing universe for the last 24 hours. Red geranium & oak leaf-dyed silk, rosehip-dyed silk organza, Rumi cloth, and cotton on a blue background cloth.

Still asking and listening though . . . if I go with this blue background cloth  from Gerdiary, then I'll have to order more because this is one of my absolute favorite pieces . . . I'm also wondering if this is to be a stand-alone cloth or part of a ménage à trois?

The heart was a natural event thanks to some red geranium flower petals laying themselves perfectly here. And I love that the Rumi cloth and the red geranium cloth found their way back to each other.

19 comments:

Herm said...

Peggy, love the softness of this piece with the "red geranium" color and my favorite stitch around it!!!!

woman with wings said...

Herm -- thank you! It's soft in my hands, too . . . what a fun stitch it is -- and you can experiment with color without having to take EVERYTHING out. My first run was a brown and cream. The blue is better, I think.

Gracie said...

so wonderful to see the Rumi cloth again (which I fell for in CWB); the heart you have stitched in the middle there gathers all the most saturated pinks, like you found the heart where it was. Lovely.

deanna7trees said...

coming home these days is full of beautiful and interesting new ideas. i almost hate to leave the house. i love the softness of this piece.

woman with wings said...

Gracie, thanks -- you said it right there -- it was the place with the most saturated color plus it had about half a heart shape!

Clare Wassermann said...

I really like the writing there

woman with wings said...

Deanna, I so agree -- beautiful cloth has been emerging on SEW and Eclectic-Meanderings and blogs and just everywhere!

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Clare -- that's The Kiss by Rumi on unbleached muslin...

helen said...

Glad to be back to the swing of things, I missed alot in these last four or so days. And with this heart whispering starting, I wonder if I'll ever catch up. Love this piece, and of course, nice to see the rumi cloth again. It's on my list to do, writing on cloth.

Notjustnat said...

It's very appropriate piece of cloth you have created here. The cloths you have been making joining together into a soft piece of heart. I love it and love following your creation. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy visiting you - Hugs Nat

liniecat said...

It speaks of gentleness. Its lovely as it is and I dont think it needs siblings lol but it might be the start of a series!

woman with wings said...

Helen, I know the feeling! Thanks, I expect the Rumi cloth will pop up now and then.

woman with wings said...

Nat, You made me think of something. Soft-hearted. That may be a better name than dye heart! Thanks for the kind words. xo

woman with wings said...

Lyn, see now I know your name!
Thank you! Now that's an idea, a series, but separate...I like that.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i think it stands alone, it says
so much, but alone amidst More
of it's story???? which might be
very different than this beautiful
story itself?

woman with wings said...

Grace, thank you for your thoughts. What I do know is that I have many questions for this tiny little piece! And I hope it answers them...

Martine said...

this is so beautiful...........
XXXm

woman with wings said...

Martine, thank you. xo

Marie said...

Hearts have always been a favorite of mine and I love the softness of this piece and the words written in it too!
Gerdiary's fabrics are divine to work with. There is something about hand dyed fabrics that make them so special.
<3