Procion Dye Printing & a Quilt

Some of these are from before Christmas and some a little earlier. Above and below are breakdown prints.

I bought the new book Making your Mark by Claire Benn and Lesley Morgan – the 3 pieces below are from trying some of their techniques. Great book, as all of theirs are. It also includes a DVD which is useful.
Below: another breakdown print – the screen was made by allowing drips of dye to run down it – when dry they formed the resist.
I’ve also been doing more quilting – finished this small 32″ square top recently. It was from another new book I bought: Scrap Republic by Emily Cier. The quilts are mostly simple and she has a great sense of colour. I enjoyed doing this one. Maybe some of you quilters could advise me – I’m not sure what colour thread to use for the quilting – it will be just machine stitched lines – is it best to use a neutral coloured thread? a variegated? or what?
I also finished my entry for Beneath the Southern Sky exhibition today right on the deadline! – will let you know how it goes. I have no expectations.
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  1. These are great experiments. I have experimented with Rayna Gillman. All of these things help us to develop our own ideas for our own style. Sometimes it is just hard to find yourself in a world full of great techniques.

  2. Very nice experiments!
    I would use a one-color thread for the quilting. Usually I do some samples to see how the thread behaves. Maybe black would be nice as you have some black in the borders. Or one of the bright colors from the center. It also depends if you want the quilting to show a lot or not.

  3. I would be wanting to use several different threads… at least three. The question for me would be solid or variegated? Regardless, it’s a great piece, and it would be very exciting to quilt it… and whatever you choose, it’s well… as I said, exciting!! Have fun doing it!

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