Well, I guess Mondays are lining up to be my “domestic” day.  After making Mounds balls,  I also made biscuits for supper later in the afternoon yesterday.  Did some laundry and cleaning up a bit too.  My husband hates to see things laying around and me…well, if I can’t see it, I forget about it and there are some things I want to remember I have to work on or at least think about so I can make a decision! (I recently found my Indiana sales tax form somewhere it should not have been…out of sight, out of mind.  Luckily, I still could meet the deadline.) My “studio”, aka, the shrinking 9’x 9′ extra bedroom, does not give me the space to leave things out where I can see them and think about them.  I pretty much use the whole house!

The thread came yesterday, so today I will again start stitching on a piece I am working on for my show.  I should be doing that now, but well, here I am.  I wanted to post some of the deconstructed results from last week, and I now have the photos loaded onto the computer.

I used different sized screens and some of these are overprinted…and may still need some more overprinting.  And they have not been washed yet, but you get the idea.  I really really love the breakdown look of this kind of printing.

The reason this whole piece of cloth is not printed is because I am pondering using these  as 4 separate prints for wall pieces.  We’ll see.  They might need more printing on them.


  1. These are great. I think the four will make great wall pieces or a series.

  2. Wow, these are awesome! Love the colors and the interesting patterns that the process created. I am sure that you will make something quite beautiful out of them!

  3. Thanks, everyone! I will probably have to sit and stare at them for awhile to decide if they need more or if I can go ahead and wash them. I was thinking about using black thread on them somewhere….I always like to use some black in with my colors.

  4. Sharon Eley says

    Suggestion: color copy the images at Office max and play with black Sharpie Marker or silhouettes cut from black construction paper to experiment on the “copy” and then decide what to do. You could do a theme such as sea shells and hand sew or “print” a different version on each one . Or you could possibly do leaves. These colors will make a beautiful background! What is your cotton? Kona? I’ll be taking a workshop from Kerr G. in June. I am watching her tapes now. A lot of work ahead of me! Thanks again for sharing.

  5. These look great, Kathy…especiall the top piece. I like the rustic and abstract images you can get with break down printing.

  6. Thanks Denise…I know…I think breakdown is just so doggone interesting! I’m brainstorming other patterns and textures to make screens with.

  7. Sharon, that’s a great idea….I usually do like to photograph things and then doodle ideas before I actually jump in on the piece itself. I use James Thompson’s Pure Threads dyer’s cloth. I order lots, get it wholesale and retail it if anyone wants some. It is the same thread count as the Kona pfd, 76 x 74.

  8. Sharon, Lucky you taking a class with Kerr! I just got her second dvd using water soluble media. Am gearing up to take the plunge with that too! Have fun in her class…of course, I know you will.

  9. Found you…..

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