Sunday, July 12, 2020

Thank You Friends

This morning I bundled up fabric to go out tomorrow. I am always so thankful that people appreciate my work, are willing to use it, and encourage me to continue. These are friends indeed. Thank you.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Design Class Has Homework

But it's fun homework. Print this photo. Then we'll do something with it. It's a yard of my fabric, I'll add it to the web site's store for prints for sale. First I'll bungee chord it to my tree for Yard in the Yard. Meanwhile, print your homework!

Friday, July 10, 2020

Wild Friday Night

For printing, I mix pots of thickened dye and hope to use them over the five day session. I've also got a gallon of clear print paste. My ending prints take on a "what's left" vibe, with red usually the last to be used. Took me an evening to clean up table, screens. And it's not usually this wild, but it is Friday night.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

End of the Day Table Scape

It was a day of printing, and this end of the day took its color palette from what was left on the color mix. It won't look quite so dark and contrasty when it is dry and ironed. And that's tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Making More to Fill the Gaps

The first month I've had a "shop" on my website I am happy to say that half of the things have gone off to studios, workshops, or wardrobes. I've put up more new prints. Scarves are on the print table, that's what I've been doing today -- printing! Check them out --

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

More More Fabric

I've added more than a dozen yards of new prints to my web site shop. Cause I had to! Seems at least that and more have gone out in the mail. Which means I'm printing. Ah, the circle of (print) life!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Know When to Fold 'Em

Two of my recently printed fabrics hit the design wall today. I'll do the "pinch test" to see what to get out of them for design and graphics. They might serve to be the end in themselves, but I might add more. That's why my design wall is 15 feet wide.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Growing Legs

My pellon rolled fabric is ready to get steamed. I've given it some clothespin legs to raise it off the floor of the grate in the steamer. I think it will help.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Buck Moon for the Fourth of July

Talk about conflicting ideas -- a Buck Moon and Independence Day. Well, they might not be quite as mutually exclusive as that. Bucks are that solitary roamer, independent. So, a fitting full moon for tonight. Happy Independence Day, you independent thinkers!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Washing Out After a Steam Bath

I'm trying a new method of washing excess dye from the cloth by steaming. First I'll wrap in a sheet of Pellon interfacing. We'll see how it goes in the steam bath. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Why Do I Like This

Often I'll  declare "I like this one", but there must be a why. Like a good critique. So, the turquoise color is strong, buffered by a dark blue. The range from light to dark, and the scale of the graphic is large enough -- not so small to go unnoticed. And it's wonderfully messy, with the look of the hand. Nice to me.