Doing some experiments with tansy. Although the recommended mordant is usually alum I wanted to see what the pot as mordant would do.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Well, depends on what you mean by "right". Some scarves that come out beautiful on one end, but almost blank on the other can be done over. In the case of the fabric above, the coloring was lovely but the overall effect was not so great. When cut into strips the potential came back. I did these flowers with some of them and saved a few larger pieces for future projects.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I hope how I spend today guides the rest of my year. I slept in, cleaned my house and took a walk. While sleeping late all the time is not recommended sometimes one needs to get some rest. I will never be accused of being a neat nick, but the basics are always good. Being outside does me a world of good. Spring will soon be here and the collecting can start again. In the meantime here is photo of what I have done this fall and winter.