I haven't quite finished it - just the binding and label to do - but I wanted to show you the small quilt I made with the pieces of fabric I dyed in indigo at Fenland Textile Studio last weekend. I don't like having piles of sample pieces around, I would rather make something with them and so I stitched them together and then hand quilted them. Angela showed us a quilt she had made which was my inspiration, although hers was properly planned and executed and she used a stunning red fabric to contrast with the indigo. I kept to the blues and used the lace I dyed, plus threads and buttons I dyed to add to the textures.
"Then there were the silkworms. When I came to stay they had just finished with the summer batch. The droppings had been collected for manure, the remains of the mulberry branches they had been feeding on swept up and tied into bundles for firewood, and the egg-cards for the second hatching hung from the ceiling in an airy room in the house; all day long you could hear the creaking of the reeling-machine in the newly built silkworm shed."
No silkworms here but I do have these wonderful pure white gladioli :-)