I went to the Washington coast last week. I think this is the first time I ever tried fern with copper pipe as the mordant. I had wrapped the silk around a pipe with some vinegar water for a few weeks before, so it was good and green. I was surprised it printed so well and that it was, well, copper colored!
Notions-Drye Goods Studio Diary
Thanks for checking in. I am a fiber artist and designer. My currant emphasis is on eco printing and other wildcraft with a touch of up-cycling thrown in. You can also catch up with my wanderings on my Facebook page Drye Goods Studio.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Today was a good day. I got a lot done on the domestic front and managed to accomplish a few things in the studio. The bust forms are done, did some dyeing with red cabbage and I got to open this up and see what happened. This is privet berries with miscellaneous dried leaves and rusty objects. Apparently from what I have read you can get blue or green depending on the mordant. Now I am watching the quail clean up under the bird feeder, goodnight all!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
I have had a lot of ideas for scarfflettes lately and have not been able to find the hardware I see in my head. Last fall I started taking ceramics classes in an effort to come up with the parts to complete the pieces. I am really happy with the results! Not only can I now make up my own organic looking accents but doing it in a community setting allows me to meet other artists while creating these objects in an ecologically responsible way. When we share the expenses of running a studio we also reduce the power usage needed to run a bunch of individual kilns etc. I am really grateful for this experience!