Monday, August 30, 2010
And here is what's up on my design wall today. I'm using the Benartex printed sheets for this, and it really goes together easily, I'd highly recommend them to anyone who wants to try one of these quilts!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Here's a simple quiz that might give you insight into your creative side. According to my results, creativity enriches me.
"What you are really looking for is harmony — you want to feel you are a part of what you create."
"you seem more suited to the sort of creativity that calls for gentleness, subtlety, harmony and patience. "
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Because I put the fabric in and didn't stir it a few times during the day, you can see that the darker ones were most likely sitting on the bottom of the dishpan I use for dyeing. The khaki apparently contains a mixture of brown and green, and the green is less dense than the brown portion, so the brown sinks and the green sits on top--that's why one piece looks all green.
Monday, August 9, 2010
So, on Saturday I got out my batik wax, and drew some circles and lines on the piece, then overdyed with warm black, and got this, which I think will make a great wall hanging:
And what is this? Breakfast for goats, of course.
My neighbor has two goats, and they "forget" to feed them, I'm afraid. They're in a smallish enclosure that has been stripped of all vegetation. The poor things cry all the time, so I finally started feeding them. I've even been giving them hay and cuttings from my trees and shrubs.
This pygmy is Zackie:
And this is Brownie--you can see how thin the poor thing is.
Monday, August 2, 2010
These pieces were just accordion folded before dyeing:
This blueish piece was folded in half, then wrapped on the pole and squirted with fuschia dye: