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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fern with Copper

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!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tube Beads

I had TV to catch up on last night so I caught  up  on  some ceramics  ideas too. These tubes will end up on skinny scarves.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Rainy Sunday

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

Booth for this year

I really  like my set up for this year. It is easy to set up while still having enough  for the client to choose from!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Ceramic Accents

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!