Tuesday, July 16, 2013

recycled flannel bed sheets-dyed

Still going through what was up loaded. found a few more things to add to the blog.

At St. Vincent De Paul's in Oshkosh Wisconsin when one of the nursing homes donated their sheets. Flannel!
Took some home and hand dyed them and created tri-fold small purses. Hand embroidered and then different fibers added .
These were some of the first one's.
 Most of these were created in 2008.
some given away, some donated to a quilt guild sale--I think I have one left.
 used different fibers and only three embroidery stitched. heavy on french knots in different threads, chain stitch, running stitch and a back stitch.
french knots or colonial knots are my favorite-esp with wool thread. I found needlepoint kits at
St. Vincents so i kept the wool and threw the ugly needlepoint pictures away.


 This one has fused green leaves. The flannel was laid on a piece of batting and loosely quilted. That made the surface stable but not stiff. Used up alot of small pieces of batting that were laying around. On all of these a piece of scrunched up yarn or ribbon was stitched down -then the little gardens were added.
 Pretty much free form embroidery. Fun stuff.
 adding beads really sparked some of them up.