Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis ~ just one of the many plants and plant images in the new app, in addition to parts to use, colors obtained, methods of extraction AND whether it's fast or fugitive!
The new natural dye app is taking a few days longer to finish than I anticipated, the good news is I currently have 120 plants in the database and there's room for about another 50-100 plants before all is said and done. There are many wonderful things about this new database that excite me to no end, thanks to my best friend Brenda showing me how to set up filters!
If you'd like to be a beta tester for the new app please let me know :-)
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Spring has finally sprung here in central Iowa! Rumor has it it's going to make it into the 60's today. Starting next week, after I hang my upcoming solo show this coming Sunday, I will be hitting the dye pots and hard. Also on the docet is the natural dye garden, I'm planting native dye plants, and if all goes well madder root in a livestock barrel to prevent it from overtaking the lawn. Stay tuned for photos, video, and more.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Rust Dyed Cotton Fabric
I'm working on the content for the Rust Dyeing eClass!!! Learn how to rust dye fabric, paper, and how to overdye with tannins, etc., for a gorgeous one of a kind surface!
Rust, tannin, and indigo dyed cotton fabric.
Machine and Hand stitched.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The indigo vats are looking oh so wonderful! The indigo in the above photo was on it's way to reduction and now has fully reduced. So part of today's plans are to dye some fabrics with indigo.
My live streaming capabilities are on hold at the moment so I will video tape my dyeing session and place it over at the Natural Surface in the Indigo Dyeing Group! If your not subscribed to The Natural Surface then come on over and join the fun, membership is $29.95 a year.