TUSAL new moon, and more cheese smiling pinkly

11 Jan

A bit more and a bit less than i expected in the orts jar for TUSAL🙂 Machine and hand work in here, funny to see the “layers” as i work on various colour combos!

tusal orts jan 11

It was actually easier to toss all the ends in here than i thought–and less dragged through the house, festooned on various animals and showing up in Greyman’s lunchbox 🙂

And more sampling—-i’m getting a glimmering of where i’m going now.

nm jan11 1d

Nell sent me a soluble i haven’t tried before, so i’m eager to test that out. Nell’s work with it is ASTOUNDING. (Scroll down past her shop if you can pass that beauty up momentarily 🙂 ) Sharon also uses this product and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 responses to “TUSAL new moon, and more cheese smiling pinkly

  1. marginmirror

    January 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the TUSAL reminder, arlee! Must post my jar! Thanks for the link to Nell’s work. You might check out Jan Beaney’s work with embroidery on soluble fabric (if you haven’t already). I’ve bought some…just have to try it out!


  2. Kit Lang

    January 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Wow! Those are amazing…


  3. Maggi

    January 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I just love these pieces.


  4. Heather

    January 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Nice to have a browse through your recent posts, lots of lovely things going on. I like the orts jar idea. I used to save all my thread clippings for my friend Gretchen, who called it “thread wad” and used it with soluble backing to make lacy machine-stitched appliques.


  5. arlee

    January 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks all 🙂 Thought i was boring everyone! Next step i realized is to go *back* to paint and making messes that way to solidify some ideas!


  6. rayela

    January 11, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Hmmm…. interesting journey, Arlee. Some I like, some I don’t care for, but I can see the value in all of it. Those big black cords bother me. What about trying natural grasses or even maybe copper wire? Wire would be cool because then you could bend the shape into forms….

    (Just brainstorming a bit with you…)


    • arlee

      January 12, 2013 at 7:10 am

      🙂 I do appreciate the feedback. The black was just an idea, it’s just a sample, the cords come out if i *do* want to use it elsewhere. And my notes are always full of other possibilities 🙂

      On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:55 PM, Albedo~~~chronicles of concupiscientia


  7. nadia

    January 12, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Enjoyed going over the last few posts–intense! Loving all the pinks you’re using and especially in these circles with the gray/black. Very dramatic (which always pleases me). Also enjoyed visiting Nell and Sharon who both do gorgeous work. Hope your fingers are holding up. You should insure them!
    best, nadia


  8. MA

    January 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    mmmmm – the pink/black work reminds me of crocheted scrumbles. Always mean to give them a try, but it’s still residing on my to-do list. Maybe seeing these is the inspiration I need to try it? Hmm…maybe not….keep forgetting the beastly ‘Arthur’ that messes up my plans. Bring on the Tylenol!!


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