His 'mane' is nearly done now.
I have been looking over the beautiful indigo that Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth has been working with and while I would love to dye some myself it just isnt something I will be doing. Glennis Dolce does it beautifully and I do so covet those moons.
Lacking funds to purchase the beautiful indigos I instead took sissors to all the old, torn, outgrown, and shabby denim I could get my hands on. While modern denim is not dyed from natural indigo it would have to do for me now. What I have now is a wonderful sewn together yardage of indigo colored fabric in shades that vary from deep blue to a medium blue. I was hoping for some of that wonderful ice blue that comes from aged jeans but alas, none to be had here.
So, what will become of this refigured denim? It has a good weight for something that would get a good deal of use. I thought tote-bag. But, no. I am giving it a round of embroidery and then it will be a wonderful pillow. Here is my test piece of embroidery on some of the fabric. I needed to see how it would work up and if I liked my initial design enough to go on.
And yes. I do like this. So I took my little embroidered patch and put it together with a part of the short pieces of fabric and made a mini bag...
I am guessing that this is about 5 x 10 inches. I gave it a velcro closure and it holds a collection of threads I will be using for the larger pillow. The benefits of having the colors I want in one place and portable, while also having a reference to the sort of design work I want on the pillow top.