Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Inspiration Found Far and Wide

Last week I received a package in the mail that I had been waiting for not so patiently. It was a barrette purchased from Jackie of DogDaisyChains. I fell in love with her work the first time I saw it and had been waiting for just the right thing to come up for sale in her store. Two weeks ago she posted a picture of this barrette on her blog and I knew it was what I had been looking for. I contacted her and it was mine :)

Jackie is an extremely talented artist. She has superior hand and machine embroidery skills. She works with her own handmade silk paper and velvet which she hand dyes and embroiders. She is also a needle felter. Please take the time to visit her blog. She has links to her Etsy store and she also has links to her work on Flickr (a must see).

My new treasure inspired my recent dye lot. I wanted to dye a shirt that would match Jackie's work. I will give you a glimpse of the shirt in my next blog. I mixed up some lemon yellow dye and some sky blue dye so I could dye some yardage for my store. I planned for leftovers so I could dye the shirt. The fabric turned out beautifully! Hope you like it.


Jackie said...

Hi Chris..thats so lovely of you to link and show my work. Thank you so much.
Your dyes as always look so scrumptious and the outcome a great success. I can't wait to see your next teeny creations`

Robyn said...

Your colour range is wonderful!