This fair is really fun! Where else can you shop for fine hand made items AND see a giant dragon at the same time? It looks like it should be sunny this weekend (for a change) and this is a quick drive down from Spokane. Come by booth 71 and say hi!
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, April 29, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
New Log Book
I keep a notebook that lists each scarf or piece of fabric that I eco print. I note what the fabric weave and content is, the mordant I use and of course the plant matter used. I try to go back and make notes on what worked or didn't and if I decided to do any over dying as well.
The old notebook was "as is" from the store. It had flaming blue butterflies on the front and had quite a collection of neon green Post-it notes sticking out of it. Not too attractive.
Now that it is time for a new one I decided to be more intentional about it. I used hand made papers to back up one of the eco print papers I did last year. I may even buy a high class pen to go with it. It will be a lot more pleasant to scribble in this one for the next year or so.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I decided to put up some "witch jars" today. I call them that as sometimes the results are magical - sometimes kind of scary! Anyway, these will set on the sunny side of the greenhouse until I need something to steam print then I will take them out and work with them. About the only experiment in these are privet berries, they got really dried out, not sure what will happen!
Thursday, April 9, 2015
When I decided months ago to tumble my own glass shards I had no idea it would turn into such a project. First the saved bottles need to be stored. This morning I realized just exactly how many there were so I had better get at it before I end up on Hoarders. Or an AA meeting. Of course the first one I smashed had all the really good chunks stuck to the label. Since I didn't really want to slice up my fingers trying to get those pieces off, I have resorted to soaking the labels off the bottles first. Now to begin the peeling process. I feel the same way I do when faced with making potato salad. I want the salad, but wish the elves were here to make it!
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Monday, April 6, 2015
Yesterday I discovered the balsam root is up and some far enough along to pick. It is so nice to have a green plant to work with. I also found the beginnings of knapweed and artemisia so I am tossing that in with dried leaves, privet berries and the red blossoms from cottonwood.
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