slow slow summer

All i’m doing is experimenting, and adding knowledge, no stitching since finishing “Tabula Memoria”.

In all honesty too, time at ACAD for the residency has slipped away and i am left with a little more than a month to go, with very very little to show for it. Most of my ideas though are being utilized at home though so no loss really!

 

As much as i love all my commercially dyed threads, especially all the permutations of the variegated ones, i also want more naturally dyed choices, so i’m doing it myself. I can’t/won’t be doing huge batches, but enough to keep me happy at least. I’ll still use the “boughten” threads, and hopefully if all goes well with the pre-mordanting, will have a range of natural dye colours to supplement the arsenal.

I’ve gone through all my dyes and have enough of everything to get a BIG collection of colours, after different mordants and modifiers. This is more manageable in terms of space, time and effort also, as the batches can be quite small for threads.

Hoofies crossed.

 

5 responses to “slow slow summer

  1. Note to self: collect some oak (branches and leaves) for premordant as well, not sure if the euc actually has a tannin, and not sure the maple will have enough tannin after stored for a year (does it weaken, does maple have enough to begin with?)

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  2. Very interested to see how it goes. I have dyed some threads and have used some of them for stitching, most are in the brown to beige but some wonderful olive green, a little purple and pink and some yellow from tumeric but not sure of its longevity.

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