Thursday, May 28, 2009

Redwork, Block 16-Butterfly

It had to come down to a butterfly to be included in the insect part of this project, actually this is a moth, a blue mortho, I think. I really liked the lines of this insect and try as I might, I couldn't find a Monarch graphic.
One last note of interest on Redwork, at the turn of the century when this technique became popular, it also created a boom in the selling of a home based business to housewives. Redwork was sold in the five and dime shops as a pre-printed block, these blocks were called penny blocks as they cost so little. Soon the handwork industry (or maybe just those career building ads), were selling a package with the means of printing your own blocks. They came with paper, a perforater and blue powered ink to be shaken over your designed paper that was placed over your fabric. Needless to say, although many woman bought into this ideal, none became rich from it. 4 blocks left....wooo hooo! C&G Design

10 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh, the moth/butterfly came out so nice. I really like the lines in this one. With all this dismal weather, I plan to do some crafting today myself. Most likely, a paper project. Only 42 degrees here this AM...there is still snow on Mt Katahdin. Where did spring go? Was that one hot day spring, and we didn't realize it? Hugs, Kathleen

maidenshade said...

Good Morning,

Those blocks are just darling. I love the red on white. Crisp, clean and so sassy on the eye!

It's been a very challenging week here at MaidenShade. Working through blog issues, thinking of possible posts - and rueing the fact I'm not visiting everyone. Please, don't forget about me; )

Today's post is on some basics of HTML just in case that is something you're interested in. It does come in handy for working in blog posts, webpages, and listings if you have a store.

xJ
MaidenShade.wordpress.com

maidenshade said...

PS

I keep forgetting to ask, What is Fairy Day???

I make faerie boxes, faerie catchers and write faerie tales - shouldn't I know about this? LOL

xJ

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

This is one of my favorites. Only four to go??? Wow! What an accomplishment.

tina said...

Chugging right along!

Debbie said...

Nice job Dawn! You are getting close now aren't you! I wish I had the time lately to do some crafting. I am making a surprise for an inlaw and can't put it on my blog because they would know! It's slow but coming along. You do great work and I enjoy seeing it all come together.

Jean said...

Lotsa lines in this master piece. It looks great.

Skeeter said...

Ah, you know how I love my butterflies so this one is tops for me! Hum, maybe a hummer next? lol...

lola said...

Boy, now I can't make up my mind which I like best. A great job, Dawn. Will be glad to see the finished project.

Marina said...

How lovely are your redwork embroideries! And the designs are great, I love all the animals. I went back to April to read the first redwork post and learn about it: very interesting!!!