Thursday, August 19, 2010

natural dyeing with april

oxidizing indigo on the grass indigo dipping squishing frozen chokecherries to release their colour pre-mordanted fabrics in chokecherry colours.

This past week our youngest processed the chokecherries she picked at the cottage, and then did a bunch of indigo dyeing for a quilt she is making. She has so much energy, is so eager to learn and practice, it seems that she has caught the art bug and I am happy for her.

Howard and Kirsten are here.

8 comments:

raquel said...

muy interesante

Velma said...

i have two, both artists using marks and fiber. it's wonderful! and a bit scary isn't it?

arlee said...

Ah chokecherries--mom used to yell at me for putting them in the pockets of my white blouse and squishing them when i climbed over the fence :)--a LOVELY colour and splotch result! What are you mordanting with for them?

La Dolce Vita said...

looks like lots of fun spending time with someone with so much energy and creating art!

Penny Berens said...

Judy, I am so thrilled for you that your youngest is interested in following in your footsteps!

Kirsten said...

Judy- it was great to see the indigo process and actually help a bit when the storm was approaching!

jude said...

oh this is great to see!

T said...

My daughter does the same, she just wants to keep dyeing things, and do more. I loved seeing this indigo process judy thanks for that.

xt