By Kim Eichler-Messmer
Glossy Color—An Illustrated consultant to Dyeing cloth for contemporary Quilts through Kim Eichler-
Messmer indicates you the way to dye textile via hand for an artisanal, luminescent look.
Includes directions on establishing a house dye studio with minimum gear and teaches key
mixing options. Make any colour you will want, together with any worth (lightness and darkness) and
gradation, making an allowance for an enormous palette and never-ending concept. move forward, take a dip!
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In the illustrations I have used a color that will show the stitches clearly. Silk Petit Four Pincushion, 4˝ × 31/2˝ Why doesn’t my flower look like yours? Honestly, no two flowers of mine ever look quite the same, so don’t worry too much! The gathered stitches may not be the same length, the ribbon might have been cut a little longer or shorter than the RW length, or you might have used a different ribbon. Recheck the directions, the suggested type of ribbon, and the RW. When should I knot and cut the thread?
1˝ 14˝ 7/8˝ 121/4˝ 3/4˝ 101/2˝ 5/8˝ 83/4˝ 1/2˝ 7˝ 3. Outer petals: Insert a pin 1RW 3/8˝ 51/4˝ from each raw edge. 4. For the first petal, gather Finished flower stitch along the inner selvage edge to the pin; loop over the edge. Gather stitch diagonally toward the point on the opposite selvage that is 1/8˝ from the raw edge. Cottage Gardens 51 Lady’s Slipper DIRECTIONS 2. Follow the gather-stitch direc- See General Instructions (page 28) and Two-Petal Flower (page 42). tions for the two-petal flower.
SK ILL LE VEL: Lower petal: Measure 41/2RW (see chart below) from the fold; cut off the excess ribbon. Insert a pin 1RW from each raw edge. Lower petal 3. Gently pull the thread to form the 2 petals of the flower. Easy Suggested Ribbon 4½RW 2½RW Woven or French wire with soft or medium hand, double-sided Amount needed: Approximately 8 × width of ribbon* 1RW 1RW 4. Match the right sides of the raw edges. Overlap the upper petal over the lower petal; pull the thread tight. Tackstitch and anchor knot into the raw edges.
Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts by Kim Eichler-Messmer