Sunday, August 07, 2011

Tie Dyed and Procrastination

I have tie dyed some of the khadi fabric I have for a customer order- I was really pleased how this piece turned out  and the customer really liked it too!and could see it making a fabulous jacket or quilt. The khadi takes the dye beautifully as well.
                                                         
And I have been in procrastination mode. I need to make a quilt incorporating poppies for a little girl-I have dyed some fabrics to try and get the right colours but am still not sure if they are exactly right.It's been awhile since I have done some dyeing as I have lived in rented houses and I worry about causing stains and until recently the weather has been too horrible to do it outside.
                                           
There will be green going into the mix as well and I am still thinking about what kind of border I will make- it will be a two sided border- will   i make a linocut of poppies or do a gocco print.

I have had more car troubles- this time the clutch, and I was lucky the gear box was not damaged- I can't believe how much this car has cost me in the last month, which means a lot  less money  to put towards the book I intend to write and self publish sigh......

School has been busy- I am learning lots but I am so slow compared to the young ones who just seem to know all this stuff. Still I am learning and it's quite different being with people all the time- working at home is fine but the downside is that you don't have a lot of interaction with other people.

I have also finally  tidied up the sun room ( after lending some furniture to a friend as it would not fit in the house) and I now have a good light workspace ( although it's not well insulated which is a bit of a problem when it's cold and hot)- but as such there is space to do some regular workshops from home. If you are interested in  learning some new things or develop your work or ideas let me know and I will work out a schedule. Cost will be $60 for a day session ( 9.30-4.00pm) which will include lunch and tea/coffee. Groups will be small as I don't have lots of space.I am also thinking that we could work towards an exhibition of sorts.

12 comments:

thepowmill said...

The khadi piece looks beautiful. It reminds me of geodes.

Potiron said...

I don't call that procrastination!!!

lovely khadi cloth!!!

bises

Maggi said...

The colours look exactly right. Just like the poppies I have had in my garden all summer.

Sarah said...

I really like the fabric you have dyed for the poppies. I'd say they were a good colour match! Looking forward to seeing the end result.

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Beautiful colours :))

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Monique 78 said...

Your khadi is beautifully dyed.
and your reds are so nice, poppies? capucines? Pity we live so far from each other, I'd like to work once again with you. As for procrastination, I know what it is... but you seem to be busy.
Hope you'll write and publish your book

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