Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to You!

I always love seeing Google's holiday offerings on their homepage (thanks Becky for introducing me to this!). Here is today's, and it seems particularly appropriate to me, as I often sign emails and blog comments with 'xo':

I signed up to participate in a fabric Round Robin over on the Complex Cloth group. I received the piece of cotton below from my friend Judy Sall, without the turquoise lines. Yesterday was warm and breezy so I wrapped the fabric around a wide diameter piece of pvc pipe and painted on some discharge paste to which I had added a bit of turquoise dye. After steam ironing and washing, here is how it turned out:

It reminds me of marsh grass coming up through the water, with sun reflecting on it.

I wasn't sure how the hot iron would work on pole-wrapped fabric, but I'm pleased with the outcome. The purpose of these round robins is to experiment, and I'm happy for the opportunity. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!



Nellie's Needles said...

I, too, like to see what Google does to its logo on special days. This one had me smiling this morning as well.

Fun fabric!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Gerrie said...

You can't go wrong putting some turquoise shibori on a fabric in my book!! Coming to you from Twentynine Palms, CA.

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when I read this post Judy - I am in the process of "moving" my old blogger blog to a self hosted blog - and I was updating your comments - all those little xo's that you always sign off with - then I came here and saw your post! :)

Eva said...

nothing ventured, a beautiful print gained! I love it.
(my Chinese astrological sign is OX)

Elizabeth said...

Ok, you ahve to lead me by the hand here!! the original fabric was solid orange and by wrapping it and discarging it you got the white, but the turquoise was nt affected by the discharge- I am not sure that I get this but I sure love the results!! turquoise and Orange- just yummy and sooooo summery!!Hugs!

Margarita Korioth said...

Love the texture you created in the fabric.