Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Bethany( with these hands.squarespace.com) sent me this info re old dyeing manuscripts found in India...they say the pages are yellow and brittle, but the colours from the natural dyeing is still very bright...such good news, and here is the site http://maiwahandprints.blogspot.com/2010/03/15-volumes-of-natural-dye-books.html Perhaps we can reap even more info re natural dyeing...
Sunday, March 7, 2010
=How could we possibly create anything that even comes close to mother nature...this wee nest was in our nesting box where the chickadees had been last spring, and dh took this fabulous pic, with bits of moss lining the whole outside, followed by cat hair which we supply on the brush around our deck and then lots of wool, silk, merino fibre that we cut up and leave on the bushes and there is even some red wool...how sweet is that?
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
And the herring are moving here, and the eagles etc...it is all springing forth. It has been awhile since my last post and the above is what I have been obsessed with. Felting rocks and beads...the rocks are embedded into the felt and the beaded one is starting to get ready to become a necklace, the small beads are felted then shibori dyed which is quite fun, they are cut little bundles and were tied with elastics, I felted white balls then elastic wrapped and put in indigo dye...the rocks have been embedded using wet felt which was a process I have been trying to work out for awhile, and I do believe I have it down now, famous last words but it took a bit of experimenting which is always a challenge for me to just experiment and not expect good results.
the blog world is giving me problems lately as it won't post pics as I am writing this and the pic just appears as symbols...so here's hoping this will work....