Saturday, February 11, 2012


I made some place-mats.  They are quilted and then I added some marks with silver paint.  I zig-zaged all the edges, but other then that they are all left rough and unbound.  I like the frayed look.  All the dyed fabrics were hand dyed by me.  I still have a nice stash of hand dyed fabrics that I am using in my work.  If we get a nice amount of snow this winter I want to make some more snow dyed fabric to work with.  I love the mottled look that comes from this method.

Here are the four place-mats that I finished.

These two pictures refuse to turn the correct way for me.



Kristin said...

Oooh, I like the frayed look too! These are very cool, xoxo

Daniele Valois said...

Wonderful Janelle. I also loved the frayed look. Are those pasta wheels???

Thanks for your comment. I agree that doing doing doing will get you to where you want to be!!!

Have a fun, creative week!

Janelle said...

Daniele, I used thread spools since I use so much thread I always have empties to play with.

joanna said...

Janelle, as a textile artist myself, I can appreciate the hard work you have put in these placemats. they are gorgeous!!

Kristin said...

Thank you Janelle! And HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! xoxo

Kristin said...

Thank you!! I hope you had a great one, xoxo

Rayna said...

These are such fun! I think the last time I made place mats was in the 1970's or whenever it was that brown and beige with little flowers were all you could get in fabric - LOL.

Kristin said...

Thank you - I hope you're having a great weekend! So sorry it took me so long to get back to you! xo