we are here thinking of all of you on the east coast, from SC and up, knowing you are busy with preparations for the storm. no matter when you might be back at the computer after settling in for the weekend with your loved ones, i thought i would post some visual entertainment to lighten up the tension nature creates as she winds up to release her pent up energy. you certainly have had your share this week from the earthquake to this and we wish you all well-know we are watching and thinking of you.
so, this week began a week of catching up and indigo was first on the list…
this one turned out to be one of my favorites- i liked the high contrast and luminous quality of it. it ended up being difficult to translate what i liked about it in a photograph. the beauty of textiles…sometimes you just have to be there.
a couple more views follow. this was given to me by my friend donna…it had been hanging around her studio for quite some time. seems to be a sheer soft dotted swiss-ish cotton. it had a lot going for it to begin with. after dyeing with the indigo, it ended up with an interesting luminosity.
then there was the silk gauze- haphazardly pole-wrapped, i like this effect every time i do it. it has a very topographic quality. like a silk map leading you onward.
always have to have some arashi…this on cotton lawn
and this was done on the cotton scrim. i am loving this stuff.
there was just something about this section that spoke to me, like indigo stick figures. or maybe it was just me wondering.
there was more but it was getting late in the day (week!)
that reminds me, i named my first cat moonshadow (first meaning the first i adopted on my own when i was living out on my own at 18) . she was a longhair light grey tabby with yellow eyes. i think i was in love with cat stevens at the time…
but as you can see, new moons are on the rise. we have some orange and indigo moons and also some moons rising against a few clouds. it doesn’t look too stormy…yet.
ok, i’ll throw in a photo of the silk hemp fabric i brought back from Japan, also transparent. and done in indigo ombre.
i’ve also been doing some wondering about organza…silk shibori ribbon organza. plan to have it ready for my Houston workshop. those in my ribbon class there will be the first to try it out. it will be added as an extra to their class kits.
Class # 110 is an all day shibori on silk dye workshop with a little indigo worked in and class # 243 is about fashioning silk shibori ribbons and fabrics into beautiful things.
Both can be signed up for by going to the Festival website linked above.
i’ll end it with a little lonely moon. it’s almost forlorn.
well, that’s it for now. this weekend is devoted to pocket squares. i don’t speak much about them. but i will.
and all you who have been patiently waiting for your indigo they are on their way. with a few extra goodies, moons, threads, and more. thank you for waiting.
may the storm pass swiftly and keep you safe.