Notions-Drye Goods Studio Diary

Thanks for checking in. I am a fiber artist. My current emphasis is on eco printing and other wildcraft with a touch of up-cycling thrown in. You can also catch up with me on Facebook at Drye Goods Studio.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eco Printing on Paper

These are my four favorites from yesterday's experiments on paper. I soaked the paper in alum laced water for an hour before steaming them for an hour. I used lupine, rose leaves, blackberry leaves, tickseed, plum and lace leaf maple for the prints. I was really happy with this process for a first attempt anyway. I can't wait to experiment some more!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Douglas Maple

I love the prints I get with Douglas maple. This one also has a bit of sumac, plum leaves and St. John's wort.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tansy and Ladybugs

Today was a good day. I intended to go out and harvest tansy, set it up to dry and get down to some sewing. When I was out harvesting I decided it was too nice a day to spend inside. After days of oppressive heat followed by days of smoke filled sky, the lure of bright blue sky, real white clouds and silly little bugs was too much to resist. So after bringing the tansy home I went back out to get Douglas maple along the river and the last of the St. John's Wort. I headed over to the mall to grab some purple plum leaves. I set all this to steam on silk scarves, now to wait and see what I get!

Friday, July 11, 2014

On the Road

This is the moon over Priest Lake, Idaho from last night. Since I had no cell service, here it is. I stayed at a lovely place called Granite Creek Marina, a little bit of paradise. Tonight I am in Newport, Washington at an RV park, no amazing pictures - but had a lovely visit from two hummingbirds and a robin that managed to sing with his mouth full, he found a lovely a bug as a before bed snack and still managed to trill away. Guess I'll finish off the wine for mine, but will hold off on the singing. I am here to broil away at the Pend Oreillle Lavender Festival.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


The magic of this plant is amazing! Can't wait to see it in the morning!