Thursday, 29 March 2012

Marked by Nature


You would think that this piece of rotting spruce
with it's lovely earthy red colour
would have created the colour
of yesterday's moon.


But no, not at all
what it helped produce were these soft
grey-greenish-brownish
colours


Thanks to Grace and Fran├žoise and Diane
I now use slow cookers as my dye pots.
They seem to maintain just the right temperature.


The markings are glorious
the colours are soft


For someone who tends to cover
everything in stitch


it's going to be hard to
stitch lightly and resist covering up these glorious markings.

10 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I could cover those either! I'm thinking to keep an eye out for slow cookers this summer at garage sales...

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  2. soft grays are great...not always easy to get in the dyepot.

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  3. Love the subtle colors.... how long did you leave things in the slowcooker bath? I have a student who is starting to experiment with dyeing and I'm sure she'd love to know.

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  4. Oh they are so beautiful. I will be watching to see how you use them. At first glance, they remind me of an argyle pattern!
    Off topic: I thought you may like to see this live feed of a Great Blue Heron's nest:
    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2433#.T3R77WMwyXA.facebook

    Enjoy!

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  5. Oh gosh, those are lovely. I'm always in awe of the results from eco dyeing.

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  6. GORGEOUS!
    And oh my, I shall look forward to seeing where you take these, Penny...I do so
    understand your dilemma with covering up those gentle marks.

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  7. Beautiful cloths! The markings are so elegant. I look forward to seeing what becomes of these. I hadn't thought of using a slow cooker.

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  8. Super results.........hmm slow cookers....brill idea!

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  9. yes...Exactly. it's my HUGE dilemma with
    dye work. i don't know how to deal with it.
    it's just getting harder.

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  10. WOW! It all came out fabulously! Have a great break.
    Catherine

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