In the Moment

Time slowed a bit this week, or at least that’s my perception. In the Moment.

I did a little tinkering with moonmaking and the result was a pleated moon on silk ro. I included a bit on that in the new moonmates video.

I talked a little bit about the fabrics I use. I could go on and on with that topic as it really is key to dyeing anything at all and can dictate the type of shibori process best suited for the cloth.

But back to the pleated moon. I’ve wanted to try this for some time. I really liked the process. Adjustments were made to allow the pleats to be retained (not wetting the fabric first, then letting the piece dry while clamped after rinsing out well). Then the whole thing was trimmed a bit before stabilizing on a background cloth using Jude’s glue stitch (or invisible basting stitch). I love the sculptural quality of it stitched onto the background. I don’t know where this piece is going or what it will lead to. For now, I have it pinned to the wall where I can think on it a while. What I did find was that the pleats were easily retained- even around the outside edge of the resist. The silk has a memory and unless forcefully removed, remains.

Here is a quicklink to Jude’s youtube showing her glue stitch that I referred to.
There were other interesting moons this week, they continue to fascinate me, endlessly.

TIme now to go do a drop off of supplies to Amma. For some reason this past week the facility would not allow the Kaiser hospice nurse to do her regular visit there- without explanation. After a series of calls to various people in positions to question this, nurse visits have resumed. You really do have to keep up with what is going on in these facilities.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Mata ne!

10 thoughts on “In the Moment

    1. shiborigirl Post author

      i’m a sucker for dimension as you know from the pleated shibori ribbon. just never applied it to the moons until now. i wondered if you recognized that cloth- so many moons ago. i think the favorite bit you ever sent me was a swatch that was marked “nettle” as the fiber. what a treat that was!

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  1. Jane Presley

    Glennis. I was really curious about the techniques used to create the moons. You answered my questions. Thanks so much for these videos. Love your work.

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  2. judy anderson

    I so enjoy seeing your work and reading your information I understand about dealing with the nursing home, hospital, etc. been doing it for 3 years due to my husbands illness.

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