Friday, February 28, 2014

For Val

This is first in a series of pieces that I plan to create, in memory of a dear friend of mine.

Sewing for Ashleigh & Nick

Wedding gift to match the Fiestaware dish color lemongrass and turquoise. Fabrics found to match at Harts Fabrics in Santa Cruz. Placemats are reversible with the flip side made of a solid turquoise linen. The patterned side is made up of cottons. Hope they bring brightness to their new apartment in SF.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Test strip on garage floor

Linen, previously eco printed with some Indigo overprint.
Looking for a darker blue for the next layer of color.
Chopstick for resist

Sample looked interesting on the garage floor

Dyeing a silk stripped scarf

Thai silks in Los Altos is a great place to shop for RTD
(ready to dye) fabrics. On various visits they gave away a free scarf with a purchase, I have ended up with three of them. The stripes are chiffon and charmeuse. This striped scarf was something I would not have picked, so I was challenged to do something interesting with this one. I decided to do a thread resist Katano shibori technique, that was described in Yoshiko Wada's book.