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becoming a purple thread

Certainly a vanity, thinking one knows everything, but i’ve always subscribed to “Learn something new everyday, and you know you’re not dead” — i *don’t* know everything, but i do my research and i’m happy to not only do the correct thing, but to riff on that once the lesson is learned. If i need an affirmation of something i’ve done or a puzzlement needs solving, i’ll ask, but i don’t JUST ask and expect the whole answer “with 8×10 glossies and paragraphs and arrows on the back” to be handed to me on a silver platter.

I remember asking a Contextural member a long time ago how she achieved a certain shade in her natural dyeing/ecoprinting, and she sweetly and truthfully replied “Every dyer has her secrets” with no smugness, and in all honesty. I took that to heart, learning what i could and often failing because i didn’t follow the basics first.

I’ve got that part well sussed now, and am quietly thrilled with the tried and true, and the experimenting. All of this past week’s naturally dyed threads here have notes on each as to what it is, but you’ll have to figure out certain parts for yourself 🙂

And the details in close-up:

Where these threads go next will be “the long white gown”,  metaphorically speaking.

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moan

Now i HAVE to learn to work with silk.

 

res starts today

Three months this time, lots of fabulous fabrics to create, and lots of stitching planned.

Previous years:

 

perfect perfect light

This is the time of day when light bends and flows, softens the rougher hand, the harder heart.

This is the day of time blinking out of illusion and desire, to touch hand to heart.

Time flickering, day febrile and lustrous, heart flutters and hand trembles.

I will give you the time of day.

 

 
 

first figure done!

Sweating bullets when it was done.

You can see how much the figure disintegrates as memory changes, diminishes and fades. But would it survive, maintain its integrity after being removed and transferred to the actual background?

Yes.

I’ll mop up the bullets, and move on confidently to the other figure now.

 

GOODIES!!!

goodiesThanks to dear Susan who organized getting all these beauties for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2017 in Days of Honey, Ecoprints and Natural Dyes

 

happies at work

Thank the deities for a fulfilling  day job.

spa-arr-c

I “retired” once from the biz, but am so grateful for the distraction and creativity, and the trust of my clients.