This is what was waiting for me after last night’s rain.
Rain Art! Now all I need to do is capture it. That’s the start of one of my techniques!
Full information about the challenge, and lots more entries can be found here.
Do you remember my sleepless night? Well I won’t hold it against you if you have forgotten, but as a result I produced these
They should have stayed bottled for longer, but we opened them on my recent course. Here are just a few of the results.
These are rose leaves that have become imprinted into the fabric,
and these are from nothing other than paper fasteners. They worked, that was the important thing, and now they can be developed further. If you would like to try some safe experiments, maybe with a child under supervision, let me know and I’ll give you the ‘recipe’ for something that will definitely work.
Oh, and do you remember the ‘Crumbs‘? Here’s the result
Having just returned from a few days teaching dyeing, you have no idea how appropiate this is. In fact, once the photographs are fully downloaded I will probably have enough pictures of purple for one a day for a month!
This one was taken earlier today. After dyeing we decorated the flora in an attempt to dry as much in the sun as possible. These two ‘got away’!
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Yes, they do look like crumbs, don’t they, but they are in fact the contents of a teabag!
Just one of the things I’m happily playing with while I’m teaching at Urchfont. I’m there for the last time, so my camera will be as hot as the dyeing water. Back soon with more pictures here and on Just Snaps.
So, what did you do at 2am this morning?
Well, I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t go to bed until after midnight, but I had a recipe going round and round in my head, and I knew that it would carry on like that unless I did something about it. All was still and quiet, so I could concentrate, and that’s what I did.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that – and quite a lot of the other, you know the sort of thing I mean. By 3.15 it was all bottled, and now we just have to wait.
Now you didn’t expect it to be edible, did you? It’s a wait and see recipe, so that’s the cooking part. It won’t be opened until my dyeing course which happens in just 10 days. It will be quite exciting to see what has happened.
That’s all I have time for now, you see the milk is just about to boil over…….
……… and I need that for my calico!
It’s surprising what you see when you are quietly working. I was in my studio, dyeing as it happens, when I looked out through the window.
Apologies for the piece of paper that’s in the bottom right, but I needed to be quick. If you have been following my other blog you will already have seen this wood pigeon, it’s Hilda! She and Howard often visit for a drink, but this is the first time I’ve been able to actually catch one of them ‘in the act’, as it were.
I watched for several minutes. Neither moved, then the cat saw me, turned and sloped off. I tried to creep outside and take a better photograph of Hilda, however, the door creaked and she was off in a flurry of wings. Howard came a while later, but I was up to my elbows in dye by that time.
I haven’t forgotten my cryptic post of yesterday, I’m hoping to have more information soon and I promise I’ll pass it on when I do.