In a few weeks I'm at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado. I'll bring this with me to the workshop October 13, and you can take in my lecture at the Museum on October 14. Check their schedule and join me! Find the link on my calendar page https://www.patpauly.com/calendar/
I've got a quilt to send off to a show, found a box long enough, but a bit roomy. So, I've wrapped the work around a pool noodle, covered it in fabric, then plastic. To take up the air, I've added three more noodles. Perfectly packed. Now to the FedEx office.
As I closed up the house for the evening, I realized that I hadn't driven my car (or left the house) all day. But then I remembered that I did take a lovely brilliant-sunset-evening-light walk. And glanced up to a few sycamore, smooth as silk.
I'm at the finishing line for the last batch of silk scarves that were printed. Slow, tedious, hot, but almost to the last one. At least the beautiful color running beneath the needle is lovely to look at.
After hand washing, and letting the hand printed screened fabric soak most of the day, I put them in a pot of boiling water for 20 minutes to remove the last of the dye. I don't always do this, but did this time.
Many prints these days I make to take. I'll be out in Golden Colorado, Eugene Oregon and Hood River Oregon. I'll pack up some fabrics to sell (the only way I sell them now) while I'm there. But I think I'll hold on to this one. It intrigues me, and I've got an idea for it.
Back to the wet studio and printing. I've got a few scarves to make. I use Test Fabric's silk crepe de chine, and I process it just like the cotton. It's soda soaked, dried, printed, washed the next day with hot hot water, then hung to dry, pressed, sewn and ready for someone to love.