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windy weekend

March 27, 2016

Easter Sunday

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the chequered lilies (Fritillaria meleagris) are just starting to bloom

isn’t nature wonderful?

P1080490the linen warp is finally on the loom

weft is Marks cottolin from “the stash”

the oatmeal colour adds a bit of interest to the natural linen warp

P1080494it won’t wrinkle as much as 100% linen and makes a soft fabric

now it needs to stay unfinished until after the studio tour

the March prayer flag needs an indigo cotton backing

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now is the time for a small indigo vatP1080503I saved the “recipe” a long time ago but never took the time to try it

available at http://www.botanicalcolors.com

I mixed up a weak vat not knowing how well it would work

P1080507after 5 dips, blowing in the wind

cotton, commercial braid for bag handles and a cotton restaurant napkin

both a very tight weave and difficult to dye

the fine cotton sheeting worked well

P1080499chocolate eggs – how did the Easter bunny know I liked blue?

P1080501and look at the pattern – stitching or shibori?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2016 1:12 pm

    Hooray for you doing an indigo vat this early in the season! And that warp looks beautiful! Best wishes for a successful studio tour.

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    • March 27, 2016 1:39 pm

      heather – the indigo was a matter of necessity but it feels wonderful to be doing it – like summer is just around the corner!

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  2. March 27, 2016 2:46 pm

    Lovely blues, an I am partial to oatmeal too, no to mention chocolate and lilies!

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    • March 27, 2016 4:22 pm

      Kjerstin – on Saltspring Is. we had chocolate lilies but I haven’t been able to find any here.

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  3. March 28, 2016 2:35 am

    You’re making your way through your to-do list! I love all the different blues, too.

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