Saturday, July 26, 2014

Indigo Dyeing

I think I am in love again.  And this time it is with INDIGO.  

Thank you Carol R. Eaton for introducing us.  My fingers are blue, my shirt is spattered, but this is FUN.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Little Bit of Shiva Paintstik

I was at the courthouse today for jury duty but mid-way through the morning we were released. Hurrah!

Bonus day in the studio. I set to work on the piece shown above.  These are just strips of commercial cotton of various widths that I sewed side-to-side and then cut at odd angles, sashed randomly in white and set them all against a black background. 

Here it is now. Colors muted and blended. Hmmm. I like it but think it needs something more. Still not quilted. What do you think it needs? I would love to learn your thoughts.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Shiva Paintstiks - Easier than You Think!

Several years ago I received ziplock bag of Shiva Paint sticks that a friend no longer wanted. And like so many things the bag sat around in my studio for a year or so before I got around to trying them.

On Sunday afternoon I pulled out some hand dyed fabric, a couple of plastic templates, and the paint sticks. After a few missteps I figured it out...and of course by then I read the directions!

To see what I did please follow this link later tonight to my new blog