Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Noughts and Crosses

Green - a few ideas came to my mind. Not all did work.
The piece I take for the challenge is made with recycled material, I had in stock.
At the bottom on the right side is an old linen bedsheet with a handstitched hemstitch, which is a Gelatine monoprint.
On the left is an old duvet cover with ribbon closure. The piece in the upper middle is some sort of towel. Only the x-discharged fabric is new cotton. I dyed all fabrics with Procion MX.
The long black stripes are PVC - machine turning waste.
I added machine- and handstitching.


  1. Great use of not only gree, but also 'green' materials. You did a really good job of making something, shall we say 'out of nothing'? Well named, too.

  2. I do like this piece; it has an asian feel about it.

  3. I love your use of interesting materials with hand stitching....and I love that you recycled your fabrics. I never would have guessed what they were originally. Very creative

  4. What a terrific collection of materials - changed by printing and dying and using them in a new way. The result is beautiful!

  5. You did a lovely job on both of them Heidi. And I love the whole reusing thing. Great, just great. Helen

  6. I agree with Lisa, this piece does have an Asian feel. Think you have the beginnings of a series here.