Saturday, October 30, 2010

Elderberry Dye--After the Rinse

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Socks

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Stitching On Saturday--a detail

I wonder where this is going. It is already very different from where it began.
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Elderberry Dye

The background piece is silk, solar dyed in a ball jar of elderberries for about a month, no mordant.
The strip in the front, is cotton, mordanted with alum and dyed in a crock pot of simmering elderberries.  Neither piece has been rinsed as yet. They are still drying. It will be interesting to see what they look like after they are rinsed.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jam Pot

Here is my brand new copper Jam making pot. Isn't it pretty? It will be even prettier filled with fruit!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bird House

I finally finished the Bird House I made in a basket class. It was great fun but of course it is not the right time for birds to move in! The lid was supposed to be shaped like a dome, but mine started looking like a hat, so I just went with it. The flowers I used on the "hat" came from a millinery shop in downtown Dallas years ago. It was the most wonderful place, two stories lined with wooden shelves and drawers. They had hats and hat forms, flowers, feathers, ribbons and other hat trimmings. Some of the flowers and ribbons had been there a very long time. Unfortunately, the store is long gone.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Posted by PicasaThese three embroideries were accepted into the San Antonio Fiber Arts Show.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October Socks

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Compost Dyeing

Here is the back of a T-shirt I dyed in the flower bed. I wrapped some spent dye material in the damp shirt, wrapped and tied it with yellow string. Then, I buried it under some leaves for a month. Some of it is very interesting, but I think it would benefit from some over-dyeing.
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She's Back

Our visitor likes it better upstairs on my balcony door. She will have to move though. Whenever I try to go out, my hair gets caught in her web.
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Surface design

Here is part of a previously dyed piece of cotton, overdyed with indigo and then stamped with fabric paints and sprayed with silk screen inks. Have I done enough? I don't know. What will I do with it? I don't know........................
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Indigo Blues

Playing with indigo on remnants of an old cotton sheet and some silk . Obviously, the sheet has tiny polka dots! Some of the cotton has been discharged.
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Harvest Time

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