Talk about slow ...

(if you are looking for the Happy New Year Giveaway just click here. You may enter 'til January 15th!) I recently joined the Slow Cloth Facebook group, created by Elaine of Red Thread Studio, Jude of Spiritcloth and Glennis of Shiborigirl. The group will provide a place to discuss process, textile traditions, ideas on marketing with integrity, and what sustainability can mean re: textiles. Check it out to learn more.

Talk about slow, I'm finally posting the photo of My Sister's House 2, which incorporates layering of various stencils and natural pigment dyes. It took a long time to finish the piece (see some steps here and here), and almost as long to post a photo. The fabric ground is a pale blue piece of raw silk I've had in my fabric trunk for years, probably a gift from my mom. I mounted it w/raw edge sewn to a Japanese cotton border. I could have worked on the piece more but at some point one just has to stop! I think the result is somewhat spooky, while my sister's house is very welcoming. She lives in the woods of mid-coast Maine, within a nice walk of the shore. She designed the house herself, and put a lot of sweat equity into it. This post shows a view of the inside.  The finished piece now hangs on my brother's wall in Minneapolis.

 My Sister's House 2; natural pigments on silk © Kit Eastman

My Sister's House 2; natural pigments on silk © Kit Eastman