at base, i love the process of creating things. and to go along with this, i love collecting a variety of materials to have at the ready when inspiration strikes.

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it’s fun to rediscover my stash of linen scraps and handdyed threads and actually use them. five years ago when i bought them, they were somehow too precious and i was waiting for the PerfectProject that’d be worthy of their loveliness.

legs to stand on

i’m not waiting any longer.

a face?

this is 50ct linen that feels spectacular in my hands. it’s hard to see the threads when there isn’t enough light in the room, but with practice i was able to get the feel for the weave and stitch by muscle memory.

in-progress

i used one strand of this handdyed variegated cotton floss from my stash. unfortunately it had no label.

in-progress

the ultimate issue is that i plan on sewing this into my redwork quilt, but it’s likely not washable. today i don’t care because i got to have a super luxurious stitching experience for a few days. but there’s something in me that makes me think that i don’t care if the colors will bleed. is bleeding and pink halo tinting in this quilt actually an effect that i want to embrace?

i dunno.

standing cock

cock-a-doodle-doo!

pattern here