Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Natural Surfaces

Welcome to my personal blog and/or notebook about surface design and stitch!  Here I will be posting about my personal journey and challenges for 2014.  Some of this surface design may not be about natural dyeing, as many of you know I also work with fabric paints such as setacolor, inks, oil bars (shiva paintstiks), etc. in addition natual dyes, see photo.

Cutch dyed cotton fabric, fabric paint, shiva paintstiks, acrylic ink, machine stitched.

Currently I'm working mostly with digital printed fabric, now tha twinter is here I will be working in my wet studio once again dyeing fabric with natural dyes. 

Thursday, April 17, 2008

April 15th Challenge - So Blue

It's been awhile since I posted, I'll be putting my challenge piece images into the flickr folder!

This weeks challenge is So Blue with the temps warming up now is an excellent time to rejuvinate those indigo vats!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

March 11th Challenge

I have been nursing an inner ear infection all week and totally forgot to post this weeks challenge!!!

This weeks challenge is spring flowers - interpet how you wish.

I'm envisioning some wild fibers dyed with cochineal and osage orange and probably needle felted into some abstracted garden.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

March 4th Challenge

Birds of a Feather is this weeks challenge, interpet as you will!
The robins have returned here, even if it did snow on Sonday and is threatening to snow again tomorrow. I"m feeling spring deficient at the moment, but with Daylight Savings Time arriving this weekend maybe I'll get more light and feel more lively.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

February 26th Challenge

Oooops I forgot to do this yesterday! Somehow I missed a few days in my week.

This weeks challenge is all about spring, Spring Green!!! With St. Patrick's Day coming up I thought I could get a jumpstart on everything green by dyeing my fabric with osage orange and then overdyeing with indigo. My vat has survived the winter and quite well, of course it lives in my wet studio which is in the basement so that does help.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Rust and Red Challenge Piece

Rust dyed over setacolor paints, I am in love with a color called Bengal Pink! I especially like the way it looks with the penrod yellow (or is it penrod green?) regardless it's a most excellent combination. I'm not sure what I will do with this piece yet, probably piece it with some hand-dyed fabrics.

I should have the other two challenge pieces ready to photograph tomorrow.