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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Something Called "Comfort"

I've still been with the cloth diaper, which I've named "Comfort".
I have a few ideas of what I want to do and why.
All of it very simple, holding lots of open space.

This one will travel on.
It is a special gift.

The last you saw, I had begun to add some green.
It has grown up in a stem stitch, vine-like to the top of the woven & bead section.

Dye shapes and green vine

There are a few areas of the dye that hold images to fill your imagination.
In the one above, I like little fan lines on the right or the 
almost an elephant with it's head on the left.

Dog
In this image, I see a dog...or maybe a cow.
The black areas are from a rusty nut!

Goat
In some moments, I see a goat looking straight at me in this one.
This picture is a bit light to see it, but maybe you do.

Last night I added this:

Tiny

It is very tiny, woven right on top of the cloth.

Zoom
See how tiny it is!!

Thumbnail Picture!
I'm not sure what will come next, but I'm patient.

This cloth (so far) has been such a pleasure to work on for the following reasons:
1. I like the dye marks.
2. It is so easy to stitch on.
3. It is an easy size to take with me everyday (even if I don't have time to work on it).
4. The woven parts feel very soft and flexible.
5. It is open and simple, I like that.
6. It brings back good memories of my daughter's childhood.

With that last thought in mind, I've decided to continue creating with these cloth diapers.
I have several left (I'll have to count them).
All of them will be dyed.
They will be a series called "Comfort".

That's the plan thus far.

As always, thanks for looking,
Nancy

All photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2014

9 comments:

saskia said...

this is all very special! love the idea of transforming cloth diapers into a series named Comfort; I too saw the animals and that tiny weave: superb

Peggy said...

I see what you see, too, Nancy. What a great beginning to Comfort -- I can imagine the softness and the luxury of sewing on it. And sweet memories of sweet babes.... xoxo

deanna7trees said...

what a wonderful idea. just love that little weaving.

Nancy said...

Saskia~ Thanks Sax :)

Peggy~ I know you do! Hugs right back :)

Deanna~ Thank you so much. I'm really enjoying working on it.

Patti Hall said...

What a wonderful and creative way to share and make memories. Love this!

jude said...

i love this. and the pictures of the cloth are great

deemallon said...

cool! I wish I hadn't given my boys diapers away... they make such good cleaning cloths, too. It is fun looking for things in the dye marks, isn't it? I will enjoy seeing where you go with this. The woven 'postage stamp' is just great.

sewing susan said...

How lovely to be sewing on old soft diapers. Brings back memories. The dye figures are wonderful. I love looking for them in clouds so this is perfect

Nancy said...

Patti~ Thank you! Sharing is one of my favorite things...glad you enjoyed.

Jude~ Thanks. Most photos are taken in my car on my lunch breaks! Ha. You work with what you've got, right?!!

Dee~ 'Postage Stamp"...what a great way to see this!

Susan~ Yes, it's fun to 'find' these little treasures...sky or cloth!