I have discovered that Eco Dyeing is a real hit and miss experimental and exciting form of fibre art!!!!! It needs incredible patience...something I will need to develop.Lol.....and a sense of humour! Dyed another scarf yesterday and added more to the 2 T-shirts. Still more to go but that's part of the beauty of it...you can keep adding more botanic shapes and colour for as long as you like! Very important to keep wet for as long as possible. So the experiments continue....more to come. PS They are not ready for photos yet...soon!
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Spent a lovely afternoon with Sue Chard (fibre artist) learning Eco Dyeing...on silk, wool and cotton. We walked round my 5 acres collecting all sorts of old leaves, tree sap and interesting things. Including puff balls. We cooked em up and dyed a silk scarf and two t shirts. They are beautiful! I am very excited about this!
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
I have a lovely old friend arriving this afternoon for a couple of days...cant wait! Sue is an allsorts artist. She is bringing some silk and we are going to do some natural dyeing with leaves and stuff! Shibori! She has been a rock in my up and down life...love her dearly <3
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Had a lovely Sunday...slept in till 10am...went to an Exhibition in the local hall..very good photography and found out the couple who do it live about 4 houses away!...went to the Bakery for a lovely real coffee and a yummy caramel cheesecake, came home and did nothing for a while then into the Shed! Created an old falling down Aussie cottage with peeling iron etc, 3 little birds, 3 little elephants and a quizzical cat. All out of white clay. So all in all a great day!