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.

Monday, September 23, 2019


"Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks."
Samuel Johnson

As it turns out, the gingko leaf actually does discharge, that is, bleach out color. I had 3 "bummer" scarves hanging around (as in, I opened up the roll and went "Bummer!") So I decided to give this technique a go. Although I would be the first to admit this is probably the worst example ever created, I am so jazzed that anything happened at all! Also beware of internet photos-this looks way better here than in real life; but it makes me want to run around dyeing fabric just to do it again and again-practice makes perfect! Or better than this anyway.

I will fiddle with it some more after The Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour (do you like how I worked that in?). This Saturday September 28th, I will be at stop number 3, Jill Smith's studio, come see me! 10-5 rain or shine.

Sunday, September 15, 2019


"Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue-that blue that will always be there as it is now after man's destruction is finished." 
Georgia O'Keeffe

Madrone leaves and wild rose, nice, but could be better.

The same scarf with a black bean over dye.

Sunday, September 8, 2019


"It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water."
Barbara Kingsolver

Sunflower and Filbert on silk crepe de chine

Maple and Virginia creeper with tansy dye and iron bath on silk crepe de chine.
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