The shop is empty of fabrics, so it was time to gear up again. I used an old piece from 2009 as a colour inspiration guide!
I do need to revive my indigo vat though for some blues and soft greens, and wind and prep some more thread skeins!
Well, these are a *bit* more vivacious than the “source” 🙂 , but oh oh oh, such eye candy delights. It’s grey and smokey outside, neither summer nor fall, with only a liminal edge that says “day”, so i’m spending a lot of time in the Dye Dungeon. It’s therapy, passion, joy, science and chillin’ out all at once in these times
Madder, cochineal, onion, marigolds and quebracho rojo on cotton and silk
Listings will start appearing in the shop on Sept 18. Live! Now! 🙂
Marigolds, indigo. I’m not that fond of yellow usually, except as smeeny accents, but if ya make ’em, ya should use ’em.
I slapped some paint on a couple of pages of my sketchbook, and there are tiny areas that got my juices going a little bit. No ” damn the torpedos, full speed ahead”, but small can be a reboot of sorts.
Finished, for a friend:
Thank goodness for small mercies, as i have the attention span of a gnat right now. Just sticking with small steps.
Very very happy with latest thread colours, a mix of old moldy cochineal (yup, really, astounding colours), madder, osage, marigold, combinations of, and various post modifiers, all 100% cotton.
The linen was sunny too! Osage over marigold (Only because the marigold was weak. So weak in fact, that it fainted on the way to the dyebath. Dyeing yellow over yellow for any reason still gives you only yellow 🙂 ), and over madder.
The full Panoply of Sweet Pepper Power:
If you click on the photo below, you can see all the lovely nuances in these lavender ash and grape skeins. YUM.
And i’m hoping when this velvet below is dry, that’s as beautiful as i think it’s going to be!
I have two sets of some of the threads in the shop too 🙂 Edit: one set left!