When I first looked out at the lake this morning, the steam was rising, and I just had to get a picture to share with you guys:
I hope you took notice of not only my wonderful new fence, but also the darling little sign that Kristin gave me years and years ago: "Close the Damn Gate"!! I just love that sign. ;-)
Right above where I was taking this picture, there was a lot of squaking going on in the tree. I think it's a huckleberry tree, but I'm not sure. The berries are rather large and blue and just getting ripe now. Normally it is very popular with my feathered friends in October, so I am surprised that they have found it so soon. Anyway, here is one little happy fellow getting a tummy full of sweet, ripe berries:
Anybody know what he is???
I've been doing some more complex cloth studies from Jane Dunnewold's book of the same name, and thought I'd share a couple of pieces and the steps that these fabrics go through to become what they become. This piece has been folded accordion style and clamped, dyed first in a dye bath of red, and then again in orange:
I had a difficult time messing with it anymore because I really liked the effect that I had gotten, but I pressed on! I placed a few found objects on top of the fabric and then sprayed household bleach on it. Here it is after laundering, pressing, and immersion dyeing in some red violet:
I love the end result. I may add some foil....what do you think???? Ultimately I will probably make it into a quilted handbag..........think it would be quite striking.
Now this piece began as yellow and then was overdyed with turquoise. I was hoping for a more chartreusey result, but then this dyeing business is a bit unpredictable for me!
After more laundering, I came back in and did a bit of stamping, which I doubt that you can see, and then I added some screenprinting in copper.
I've gotta tell you, I hated this piece after the first few steps, but it is beginning to grow on me! Where will it end up? Maybe a purse, or perhaps a quilt. Any ideas?????