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, August 29, 2018

Impossible Things

"Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them."
Lindsay Eagar

Trying out carrier blankets, used to add mordants and dyes to eco prints, I haven't a clue as to what I am doing, but once I figure out it you will be the first to know! I see the beginnings of minty green, so it won't be all bad whatever happens.

This is a Japanese Butterbur, a friend gave it to me and I finally found something it will print on! It has beautiful big leaves, looks sort of like a rhubarb, and it turned into a challenge. Here it is on paper with copper as the mordant. This was an experiment in rolling paper for steaming, I think I will try it again but pressed next time. I finally have a pot big enough to do fairly good sized sheets of paper. It is an old turkey fryer pot; it is very, very tall!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

It is Good to be Home

"It is a big world, full of things that steal your breath away and fill your belly with fire...but where you go when you leave isn't as important as where you go when you come home." 
Lindsay Eagar, Hour of the Bees

While the cat's away, the mouse did a lot of canning!

Teaching is so much fun, I learn so much. Student's questions and their approach to the process always gives me new perspective.

One bad thing to come back to-the smoke. Apparently this is the new normal for August in Eastern Washington.

Considering the heat and the smoke, the garden did well while I was gone. This particular bloom is a lesson in appreciating what you get. It was supposed to be dark burgundy, but it sure does glow in the evening light.

Ahhhh, to be back in my studio again! These bundles are done with random and somewhat wilted leftovers from the two classes I taught, in a week or so we will see what I ended up with.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see."
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Anacortes Washington

Off to the Anacortes Arts Festival, this weekend, booth 812W and The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival August 11th and 12th, booth 179. Come by and see what I have been up to!