I live in a very small house. When something is not in use, it gets stowed away. Once I got out all the gear for dying, I can't stop until I am done! No dawdling about it. For the last week, I have done some sort of task related to dying every day. These photos show some of what I have accomplished. I dyed several 6 step gradations. I have been starting with dye and fabric, after 10 minutes add soda ash, then another piece of fabric, and so on, so that it gets lighter as you add fabric.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I did my first dying of the summer, yesterday. I posted some pics of the scarves tha Olivia and I dyed yesterday, but I managed to be patient enough with my cotton to wait until morning to rinse everything out. I was so anxious to get started that I began as soon as I got out of bed. I got caught in my jammies, hair not combed, and very colorful hands, by some old friends who are visiting Kodiak.
|Pole wrapped shibori. Water...|
|I used aquarium stones and baby rubberband to bind this piece. I tried to stitch the stem and leaves but that does not show up very well.|
|This is another stitched piece. It didn't turn out as I had expected but I like it alot.|
|Pole and rope wrapped shibori. More water...|
|And more water...|
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
|Prayer Flags for Ron. My friend Ron had a stroke last week so I made these flags for him. Truxton and Olivia graciously offered to hold them up so I could take a photo. I will send them to Anchorage with friends that are going to visit.|
Most of it I am leaving to cure overnight but I couldn't wait, and rinsed out three scarves.
Olivia did this one for her Grandma Darlene.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
And these in front of her lovely garden. She has one more strand in front of her house. She calls them her Alaskan Peace Flags. I want to make some for me but I have to dye more fabric first. We also made 29 jars of raspberry jam from berries growing in her yard. Of course, we showed Olivia city life too.
|Build A Bear Workshop|
After some margueritas at the house, we decided to walk to dinner.