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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Colouring Some More...







is always fun. I've currently got some rust dyes in rinsing. The weather recently has been really good for rust dyeing, and I'm looking forward to working with some new cloth. And, of course, I'm working with my faithful Procions, too. Shirley showed me an interesting technique when she was here, and one of the results is shown in the photographs. The top image is a detail shot, the second shows more of the fabric. It's not that big a piece, but it turned out well, and I'm looking forward to using it. I'll be bringing some of my hand dyes, including some similar to this, to Festival of Quilts this year for the first time, as well as the Exquisite Evolon book (and the others, of course...), so you can see them in the flesh. I'll also be demonstrating on the ColourCraft stand, Evolon, of course...and maybe a wee bit of lutradur, too. Hope you'll stop and say hello if you're there.

I've had more or less two weeks of visitors, and whilst it's lovely to have people to stay, it's also lovely to have my house back to myself. I'm planning to get back to work on the Brusho book, and hopefully finish it this week, as well as some more dyeing and some stitch work. I figure that after the Brusho book is done, I'll have a short break from writing (a week or so, probably, knowing me...). The problem is that there are lots of books lined up to write, including one with my friend Jill. I'm beginning to think that I'm more of a writer than an artist. Or maybe it's just that they take so much time that I'm not able to make as much art as I'd like. I don't know. But I do have lots of art plans, so perhaps I just need to get a grip and take my own advice about structuring my time. Having written a book on finding creative focus, I clearly need to live up to it, too!

8 comments:

Julie said...

I love the effects you have achieved with this fabric Marion. Any chance of knowing how you did it? Don't worry if not, but it is gorgeous. I'll hopefully see it and you at Festival. I'm there from Wednesday night to Saturday, staying at the Premier Inn. I'll look you up on the ColourCraft stand.

Colours and Textures said...

Lovely colour effects, look fractal.
I originally went on a painting course to help with illustrating a book I was thinking about doing. I have done far more painting than writing tho do both.

Moonangelnay on Etsy said...

looks very nice! ive never heard of rust dyes but glad to have seen a good example

Linda Moran said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like coleus I once had, and very much like fractals! Gorgeous!!!

sandra wyman said...

Love the fabric (like Julie I want the secret though I'm working on working it out) and will see you at FOQ I'm there all week and doing Rayna's masterclass

Julie G. said...

beautiful work.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Ha! don't tell them! And I'm glad you're nejoying your own space now your pesky houseguest has gone!

Judi said...

I would love to learn how to dye -- this looks like so much fun!