Friday, May 28, 2010

a peek

I haven't bogged in a long time because I haven't finished any art lately. I've been doing a lot of graphic design work for clients. (A good thing.) And supervising my son with his end-of-the-year projects.

He painted a book cover on a ceiling tile for a book report in English.
I hope to see the English classroom someday.

A patrol flag for 2010 National Scout Jamboree.

Packing for Pre-Jamboree Campout this weekend.
Including patch sewing, backpack patching and strap making.

Rusty is worried that he's not going with Berek.

I did some quilting on my self-portrait.

...and some quilting on a donation mini quilt.

...and some quilting on another donation mini quilt.
A little bit at a time.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's in the Bag

Tonight is the It's in the Bag Auction at the Center for Visual Arts.

I made these from kimonos, hand-dyed and fancy fabrics.

 You can see all the purses that were entered here.
Hope to see you at the auction.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Natural Dye Demo

The Woods of Mission Timber, in Sanger is a lumber yard, sawmill and gift shop that hosted a natural dye demonstration yesterday using several types of saw dust and indigo. 

Laura and John Easterling of Denton were kind enough to show us the process.
Dye made with Brazil Wood sawdust.
Dye made with Bois'd Arc sawdust.


natural dyed wool yarn

synthetic dyed yarn

Here are the washed samples I dyed. (L to R)
Log Wood muslin & wool, Brazil Wood wool, Bois'd Arc Wood muslin & wool, and Indigo cotton batting & muslin.