Monday, May 14, 2018

May 2018

I enjoyed my Mother's Day very much.  Cards, gifts and hugs!

Eco Printing Continues:
May has been a good month, much warmer and the trees and flowers are coming alive.  I'm ready to gather some leaves and print more clothing  Over the winter I have purchased some tops from thrift stores.  Quality brands and in great shape only.  Here's one I printed last week.  I soaked it in soy milk overnight after giving it a good hot wash with Dawn in the machine.  I used trash bag cut up as a resist and rolled the blouse up on a wooden rod. I dipped leaves in iron water and placed them on the linen blouse. It was steamed for two hours and I'm pleased with the results.  More results in the future. Practice and surprise is the name of the game.

In these photos it still needs to be washed and ironed.

Remember to Play a Little Every Day,
Peace, Diane

Monday, April 30, 2018

Spring is Here, Finally!!

Yes, finally Spring seems to be here.  It's taken it's time coming this year. Now I heard it will be in the 80's next week in NH.  Oh no!!
I love the cool/warm spring air and I'm in no hurry for the blazing sun of summer.  However, I am very anxious for all the plants and trees to come alive with flowers and leaves.  Here are little plants that have come up in my small garden recently.

I have been dyeing more scarves in preparation for the upcoming fairs and Farmers Market.  As of last week I have some of my transfer dyed and eco dyed scarves for sale at a shop in Concord, NH. The Marketplace of New England on Main Street.  Ronnie has some small bandsaw boxes and shawl pin and disk pin sets for sale there as well.

Here's some of my latest work:

Iron Carrier cloth for silk pillow

Transfer Dyed Silk Scarves                                        Simmered in Logwood Dye, Eco Printed

Onion Skin Dye, Simmered 1 hour

Remember to Play a Little Each Day!
Peace, Diane

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February 2018

Knee Replacement Month!

I've had my surgery and recovery is going well, much better then the other knee.  Thanks to friends and family for all their help, visits and delicious meals!

I'm anxious to get back to eco-printing and dyeing with men's neckties on to silk scarves.  I'm planning on doing more with watercolor paper and eco-printing.  I've had time to research the web and read more about the process.

Our weather has been outstanding, so warm and sunny for the month of February. Hoping March is as nice.

My cat Ginger is behaving herself.

Remember to Play a Little Every Day!