I told you that a couple of weeks ago we did a bit of Indigo dyeing.
Well Yvonne had a few little knotted cotton mats (coasters really - I cannot think what else they might have been used for.)
They took the indigo very well.
And ended up on a card!
A few stitched flower motifs - stitched onto painted papers.
Also destined for cards.
Meanwhile - Just sticking with Blue is proving impossible! Red is creeping in as an accent colour.
This trusty motif crops up time and again.
It started life as a collograph plate - I still have it somewhere! And I made some very simple but effective prints using inks and candle wax as a resist.
The original sketch was from grass seed picked from the patio. I must have done this about 6 years ago I think.
And this last one is the only one where I stuck faithfully just to the blue.
Working in one colour has been a challenge!
And here is what it was all in aid of. Our stand outside John Lewis at the Handmade and Vintage Show in Central Milton Keynes.
The 'Blue' made a real impact. There was nothing else there quite like it.
Not all the work is mine. I shared with the Mix3d Stich girls Yvonne and Jane and we had an extra Jane join us for the event.