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July 27, 2021
Homegrown, Home-dyed Indigo from The Ardent Thread

The grandkids are visiting for the summer, which means I’ve been busy juggling a toddler and a bigger kid, both of whom need things to do outside.

Taking this video as inspiration, I decided to go for something we could do TODAY from start to finish and see results. [YouTube video: “Indigo Dyeing with fresh indigo leaves // 生葉で藍染”]

Our local soil is kind of garbage. It’s sandy, silty, and blows away in the wind, but we find ways to work with it.

I ordered indigo seeds from The Dogwood Dyer several months ago and lo and behold, they ...

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July 9, 2021
From Wedding Dress to Teddy Bear from Joy of Quilting

 I recently transformed a Wedding Dress into a Memory Bear.

When I was ask to do this I did think long and hard about it for a couple of months.

In the end I decided I quite fancied the Challenge.

I've made plenty of Teddy Bears over the years. BUT never one in Silk.

Here is the rather beautiful and elegant Wedding Dress. Classy and understated I'd say.

The Pattern

It took a while for me to choose a Teddy Pattern. I wanted one that reflected the personality of the Dress. Which in turn I hoped would reflect ...

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June 21, 2021
four inch squares of silk, embroidery, [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

four inch squares of silk, embroidery,

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June 17, 2021
four inch square embroidered samples [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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four inch square embroidered samples

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June 6, 2021
new [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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new

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May 29, 2021
how a collection might come together [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

how a collection might come together

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May 27, 2021
embroidered beads [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidered beads

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May 25, 2021
embroidery on silk [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidery on silk

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adorning a silk background, a page from Karen Ann Ruane

adorning a silk background

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May 20, 2021
adding pockets to seams [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

adding pockets to seams

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May 12, 2021
embroidered silk pages [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidered silk pages

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May 10, 2021
an embroidered background for an embroidered heart [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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an embroidered background for an embroidered heart

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May 4, 2021
silk, a pocket, embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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silk, a pocket, embroidery

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A pocket from sewing circle. from Karen Ann Ruane

hand embroidery on silk

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May 3, 2021
twelve weeks of sampling pattern and hand embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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twelve weeks of sampling pattern and hand embroidery

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the past twelve weeks or so from Karen Ann Ruane

twelve weeks of embroidery sampling

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April 23, 2021
hand embroidered silk panel, 15 x 17 inches [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

hand embroidered silk panel, 15 x 17 inches

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April 5, 2021
hand work [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

hand work

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March 27, 2021
number four floral in progress [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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number four floral in progress

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March 23, 2021
embroidery on silk [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidery on silk

sewing circle
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