Sunday, May 29, 2016

Off the Loom

Throw blankets, off the loom and wet-finished.  Going up in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Color Challenged

A project for my color study group, where we each picked an artist "Master" to study.  I chose the impressionist painter Henri-Edmond Cross.  His work certainly has me putting together combinations of colors I would not have thought to try before!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Another Dye Day

Yesterday was the third annual Fiber Day I've participated in at the Huntington Library and Gardens.  Weavers and spinners were there demonstrating, as well as us dyers.  The dyeing we do at this event feature dyestuffs from plant materials.  This year I tried dyeing with kamala (Mallotus philippensis) and indigo (Indigofera tinctoria).

Top row, kamala on wool premordanted with (left to right) iron, copper and alum.  Bottom row, left to right, indigo on unmordanted wool, and indigo overdip on the same three kamala-dyed as above.  The indigo was such a strong color it overpowered the yellows, so I got teals instead of the greens I was after, but still pretty.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Late on the Loom

Some stash-busting throw blankets in a color-and-weave star pattern.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Reception - Uncommon Threads

There was a nice turnout for the reception for the Uncommon Threads exhibit.  Thanks to all who showed up.

There was food and drink and lots of great fiber art.  If you missed it, the exhibit is still up through May 14 at San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard St in Tarzana, Tue-Sat 11-5.