Monday, October 24, 2011

cloth

silk organza coloured with hawberry above, blueberry below a layer of organza coloured with cone flower stems, leaves and flowers plus iron silk-wool gauze coloured with blackberry bramble, goldenrod, sumac, blueberry, hawthorn, and blackberry/iron nine square feet of silk-wool gauze, willow on top, rudbeckia/iron below this is hemp, previously coloured with encaustic. It was simmered in an alum solution with other coloured fabrics and received their colour beautifully.

I have quite a lot of naturally dyed fabrics, now to listen to them.

12 comments:

ronnie said...

mmmm STUNNING!

Ingrid said...

I agree stunning!! Brilliant dyeing.

Velma said...

agreed. i like what you said: now to listen to them. you're absolutely right.

April said...

Mom i really am drawn to the willow/iorn 9 foot square! so simple so satisfying. talk about process!!!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

oooh absolute gorgeosity... the colors are simply delicious... and yes to listening...

Serena said...

ooh la la
i could see rolling in them for awhile too.

Karen said...

Yum!

helen salo said...

All very luscious! and such nice large pieces, such an accomplishment. Not an easy feat dying even small pieces, much less larger ones, and have them come out so wonderful.
Applause! Applause!

Heather said...

Superb colours, and in such large pieces, too.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

“I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was human. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?”

Heather Hutchinson said...

They are saying "make a dress for yourself".

Claire said...

These are wonderful.