Wednesday, 20 December 2017

WIPW - Thorn stitch? Thorn needle!

Work In Progress Wednesday

Mola
I have dug up a bit more colour from under the black top.
(Sorry about the blurred photo; too late in the day to take a decent photo.)


Mola - Snippets of Interest
The Kuna indians used hand made needles made from the long thorns of the Sinyu tree.
(Source: Rita Smith Mola Art)

24 comments:

  1. The more you add the more interesting it is, I am loving the progress of your piece.

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  2. It gets richer and more exotic with each passing week!

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    1. Well, I am beginning to like it now that there is more colour....

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  3. Hi Queenie, I have missed some of your blogs as I have been busy. I see that a new embroidery has been started, it is a lovely idea to follow the old traditions. The mola art is beautiful, it is nice to see something different

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    1. I have missed YOU, and your blog postings. Any Christmas knitting on the go?
      Molas are beautiful, but oh, so difficult to make!

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  4. This is fantastic! I like it more everytime I see it.

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    1. I agree, it gets better the more colour is added, but I still don't like this technique much!

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  5. I just love seeing your updates on this one. The colors are all fabulous! Beautiful progress.

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    1. Thank you. With black as the top layer you need colourful opening or the piece would be so dull.

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  6. I didn't think you could dig up any more colour from this but it keeps appearing!

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    1. Just insert a number of colored scraps and you can dig up colourful things!

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  7. Lovely balancing act of colour and shapes. The mola gets better and better.

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    1. I also think it is improving with time, but I still don't like working on this kind of 'quilting'.

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  8. Very good progress on this mola quilt work.growing colourful and beautiful every week. I am getting inspired and want to try this some time.

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    1. IF you do, make sure the fabric does not fray easily!

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  9. Your Mola is looking beautiful, each addition makes it look even prettier!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you. I agree that the more colour that is added the better it looks.

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  10. Looks very artistic, but not my cup of tea. How are you planning to finish it?

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    1. It's not my cup of tea either, but I am glad I tried this technique.
      It was supposed to be made into a bag, but I might make a cushion of it instead.

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  11. My mola has completely ground to a halt with so much else going on. Of course it didn't help to have to tidy up for guests and move all my colored fabric back to the dark cold upstairs.

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    1. I feel tempted to let my Mola grind to a halt, too.
      Although I still don't like it, it is looking a bit better the more colour I add.

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