It's one of those days where you can't quite get round to doing anything in
particular. Clearing paperwork, reorganising shelves and boxes filled the
morning. This afternoon I found a shoebox tucked away on top of a cupboard.
Inside, I discovered............
a quilt top
About six years ago I took two two hour workshop classes with local
school children. They were all around eight years old, and I had twenty
of them in each session! They were given four squares each of cotton
sateen. I demonstrated simple shibori patterns. After binding, folding or
scrunching their squares, we had the excitement of the indigo vat.
A week later, at their school, they stitched their four squares together.
I took the piles of squares home, and stitched them into five panels
prior to making a kimono. Is it still hanging in the school hall?!!
No photos of course of the children creating, which is a shame. although
there must be a photo of the kimono somewhere in my records. This
all took place pre-Blog, which is a very good reason indeed to blog.
However, the quilt top is made up of left over squares. Now the
top has reappeared, it has to be finished. No more lurking in a shoebox.
Many happy memories of the children working away; the excitement of
the vat, and finally undoing the resists. Their squares were wonderful.
I also sorted out my indigo fabric, need more plains. I can't wait for
the sun to shine, it just has to be warm enough for a quick dash in
and out to the vat. No leisurely hanging of cloth on hedges!