Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Come With Me to Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

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/

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Easy Stuffings

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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Held at Beauty Point

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.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Boat Load of Scarves

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.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

In Case We've Not Met

It was time to clean up that overflowing bowl where I toss my name tags. Yes, I've recycled the paper, and yes, I've bagged the plastic holders to donate. Well, at least they spelled my name right.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Ribbon Day

Lunch with an out-of-town guest was in an upscale restaurant. Above was an installation of some curvy, swirly thing. Not a clear shot, but I loved the dimension of this sculpture. And good lunch, too.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Scarves in the Making

I've taken some time to print more silk scarves, and these were just out of the hand wash (and yes, I use hot hot water) and dripping outside. I'll miss that opportunity come winter, but nice for now.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cool Enough to Boil

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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sometimes It Stays Home

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.

Monday, September 10, 2018

More In The Works

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.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Line Work

Last night was an evening spent with folk music that ended with the lighted walk back to the car. Gotta get me some of these string lights.