Monday, April 23, 2012

a giveaway


A small pack of cloth and threads - naturally dyed and re-purposed fabrics. 


We use materials like these on Slow Stitch days at my workshop.


To enter leave a comment on this post by Tuesday 1st May and tell me what you're stitching or making at the moment... This giveaway is open to all and I'll post it anywhere in the world. Good luck!

45 comments:

  1. What a lovely giveaway. I'm stitching a small quilt based on my dyed old linen pieces, with applique and embroidered hearts. I've been showing work in progress on my blog.

    Cheers!

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  2. lovely giveaway. i'm stitching lace samples on tulle...an experiment...and working on my magic cloth, 'play ground'.

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  3. :) Great giveaway. I'm stitching prayer flags and some small art quilts for AAQI. Fingers crossed.

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  4. Well, what I'm stitching is actually a secret (but I don't think she'll see this ...) It is on a little quilt for the birth of my third grandchild due in early May ...

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  5. not stitching at all at the moment! perhaps i am in need of inspiration in the form of beautiful fabric and thread!
    lovely giveaway!

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  6. What lovely colours! I have several projects on the go at the moment but my favourite is a gift for a friend in far away Thailand. It is pieced and over-stitched in a primitive Indian design.

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  7. What a beautiful and generous give away. I am stitching on some gifts and a boro inspired jacket. Thank you for always inspiring me to try something new. xo

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  8. oh these are very nice, nice giveaway.
    at the moment, i'm making:
    •bloomers and little tops for my 8 month old daughter
    •napkins from vintage collier campbell fabric
    •a quilt from some indian printed cotton and a vintage quilt top i found at the vintage textiles fair.

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  9. Oh, wouldn't this be wonderful! I finished a little quilt top yesterday, now need to do the applique on it. Gotta get stitching!

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  10. I am dying(forsythia & dandilions) some fabric bundles from last week, growing indigo from seed and have a stitched piece in mind, a kantha stitched cloth inspired by so many. Thank you for the opportunity for such a lovely giveaway.

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  11. i would love to oppotunity to win a little bundle of your beautiful hand dyed cloth, please add my name to your draw. at the moment i am creating childrens sewing projects, many using gorgeous wool felt which is so lovely to work with x
    ginny sweetmyrtle

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  12. I have been dyeing cotton with parsley, onion skins, and Japanese maple. Working on some little stitched satchels out of the dyed fabrics. First time posting yet enjoying your blog for a while now.

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  13. This would be a lovely giveaway to win. I'm currently working on a piece of embroidery in the style of Gwen Hedley for my City & Guilds Diploma.

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  14. first of all:
    thank you so much for the booktip, so kind of you! looks perfect for me so i am going to order it straight away!
    : )

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    i would LOVE to enter this wonderful give-away.
    these days i am knitting on a shawl for a friends birthday in early june. after that i think i will start on knitting with some yarn in the most beautiful coral color that i got from a friend for my birthday some weeks back. just need to figure out what to what to make first..
    lately i have been so inspired by the beauty in your work (like this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/19884334@N00/5415841198/in/photostream) and just need to build up some courage to try something "similar".

    vibeke

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  15. Hi clarabella... I work with glass normally but I am fascinated by the natural dying process and the lovely muted colours... I have been trying to source scraps to work with... This would be perfect!

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  16. I'll ask you to let me out of the giveway. I won your last one and want give others the opportunity of sewing on your fabrics, as I had the luck to do :)
    At this moment I am sewing circles that will look like fish scales.

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  17. Couldnt resist Claire - as always wonderful colours that make you just want to touch x

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  18. How wonderful - thank you for doing this giveaway! That thread and fabric would be lovely to do some slow-stitching with...At the moment, I am working on creating new pillows to decorate an incoming new sofa (very exciting!!).

    -Jeannie

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  19. Wow what lovely colors! Would love to make something with them. Right now I am finishing up a wedding quilt gift for my friend. A long process but it turned out great...I think she'll be happy! :-)

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  20. Would fit perfectly in a 'stitch' on the back of my jacket - OR at the front legs of my jeans - I imagine! Both jacket and jeans are in a quite worn greyish denim and appear with a little holes and flossy edges ...

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  21. Well, at the moment l am stitching 3 things.1. My pocket quilts made from recycled materials.2. I am cutting up socks to make monsters, so l can teach some 7 year olds to create their own monsters . No 3....sewing a story quilt ( made from naturally dyed materials and second hand materials) to use in my Painting and story time session in my new art school. At the moment l just don't seem to stop sewing..but l am loveing it. Who ever wins this getaway ( and good luck to everyone) ..you are in for a treat..love your workxxlynda

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  22. perhaps it's being fast to boredom, perhaps it's a fear of commitment, but i don't seem to be able to stitch just one project through to completion before starting another. right now, i'm stitching (almost) daily altar cloths (3.5 altars in stitch that will somehow, when the time is right, find their way together) as part of the 365 Altars project; a larger piece called Portrait of a Woman; and various and sundry clothriatures (flash-images-turned-to-cloth-as-muses for a book of fiction i'm writing). such a lovely giveaway. such a lovely blog.

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  23. oh Claire, what a lovely idea & giveaway !
    I'm very happily adding my name to the hat :)
    Right now, I'm dyeing & dyeing (which puts me in such a great mood !)
    but alas I'm not stitching right now & I know it's missing from my world.
    I know it will come again, so I'm letting things happen by themselves
    Thanks again, Claire oxox

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  24. hi claire, lovely to see you again in jude's new class, it would be lovely to get your giveaway and use it for a clothweave or boro
    i'm currently stitching some of my eco-dyed bits together, see them in the 17th march entry on my blog: stickyfingerstuff.blogspot.co.uk
    right now i'm staying just down the road in elland - do you fancy meeting up?

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  25. Hi Claire, you inspire me no end and I would be thrilled to have a real little bit of you in my life! I am currently stitching a whole cloth piece on unpressed muslin, with silk tailors' thread. I've based the design on plaster carvings at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

    Thank you for all that you make and do and share! With much love and respect from Canada. xMelinda

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  26. currently spinning some tussah silk on a turkish drop spindle, and finishing a handwoven muga/eri silk shawl.
    the multi-hued threads look very interesting! i love natural dyeing, the shades are always complimentary to other shades.

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  27. What a beautiful giveaway...I am working on a slow cloth, dyeing a few fabrics and threads along the way to incorporate. Enjoying taking my time.

    Love your naturally dyed fabric bundle and threads.

    Jacky xox

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  28. Hello, your colours look like singing!I am working on a piece full of hearts created during a workshop with magician Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth. I could call it my love letter, love for friends, love for people and for earth. Recently I have beeen dyeing with onions and beetroots and I enjoy it a lot. Carine

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  29. I am so excited about your workshops and hoping that I will be in Yorkshire for the Summer so that I can attend!

    I am just piecing and tacking some naturally dyed fabrics that I have been experimenting with - and have just received the amazing "drawn to stitch" book by Gwen Hadley, to inspire me even more!

    xx

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  30. this is a beautiful collection of items. right now i am working on a huge embroidered bedspread made from vintage pieces. also trying to learn crochet. fun stuff.

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  31. What a lovely giveaway! I'm making church linens at the moment, so plain white cloth and a bit of red embroidery. Something colourful next, I think.

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  32. What a lovely giveaway! I'm making church linens at the moment, so plain white cloth and a bit of red embroidery. Something colourful next, I think.

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  33. I'm trying to pare down the stash but there's always room for some new lovelies. Count me in for the giveaway!

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  34. Hello Claire couldn't resist with those yummy threads. I am working on what I call my Heart Cloth, started with Jude Hill some time back. I guess it is the story of me at this moment in life, a kind of crossroads and as I stitch I think and dream about where I want my life to go.

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  35. Hi Claire, I've just discovered your lovely blog, finding it all very inspiring, especially the dyeing. I should be stitching some wee brooches, but need to get my eyes retested! So once I've got some new glasses there will be no more excuses!! Sally x

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  36. What a beautiful and generous give away. I came over here from Jude's blog.
    I have been taking classes from Jude since 2010, however, I have been hand sewing since I was five years old.

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  37. Gosh what booty......my fingers are crossed!
    Well when Ive typed this they will be .........
    Im hand stitching vintage crochet and lace doilies onto floral blocks, the idea being to have a laura ashley/floral effect and use some of the collected lace and crochet.
    Im machine stitching the blocks together with white 2" strips between to give seperation and hope to hand quilt it onto and a vintage white sheet of cotton.
    But I'm also making fingerless gloves ready for some craft stalls in late summer ( out of felted down woollies).

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  38. I'm stitching a small quilt fragment made from the fabrics I dyed in an indigo dyeing workshop.

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  39. Natural fabric dyeing is on my long things of things I'd like to learn. our colours are beuatiful.
    Right now I'm stitching a small collection of cushion covers featuring embroidered New Zealand buildings. In the evenings, I'm developing floor plans for the home we are about build. Buildings are a bit of a theme in our house at the moment!
    Thank you for the give away opportunity.
    Alison :-)

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  40. Don't think I've commented here before but I've been following your lovely blog for some time. Those threads and fabrics look so delicious! I am stitching tiny triangles at the moment.

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  41. I thought I had commented on this! I'm currently working on a handwoven collection for my final degree submission using indigo, madder and weld. I find your blog so inspiring - your colours are incredible!

    Annah xx
    www.annahlegg.tumblr.com

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  42. Love all those colors! It's been a while that I want to go further with natural dyeing. I've done a few experiments, but I know there's so much more to explore and now I'm gathering more info on that. At the moment, I'm stitching a sampler fabric book ( more like a journal project) and "baking" a new project with botanical inspiration.
    Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  43. What gorgeous fabrics and goodies. I'm taking advantage of the rainy, chilly weather to indulge in my sock and mitten knitting obsessions. I've also got a couple of art journals going, some applique with felt pieces, and a few other textile projects I spend a little bit on every few days. I'm also doing lots of reading about natural dyeing and boro.

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  44. Wow, what delicious colours! At the moment I am making a paper pieced hexagonal quilt out of my boyfriend's grandma's nighties. They are tiny too (3cm)!!

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  45. Fabulous colours and textures as usual. I'm using up tiny precious scraps of fabric to make crazy patchwork brooches, creating a chinese style bowl in bluework and gathering the courage to add the batting and binding to a journal quilt.

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