Saturday, February 25, 2012

Today's Washout.

Let's start with the good. Shall we?
These two pieces fill me with joy and happiness, for they require no angst, no second dye. Only a lovely soak in lava-water and a nice, soothing press with the iron.

On the other hand, the following pieces are being labelled 'for further study'.
They will require time to consider their future paths.  Number 1 looks like a virus slide.  Number two is anemic.  Number three, here, looks like it's been rolled in baby poop.  Lovely.

What remains makes my head hurt.

What you're seeing is only a selection from this particular family. Of course, I would make the most of the ugly fabric. I cannot even put forth a reason.

This fabric happened. It is spiteful and difficult. It will be punished and over dyed into submission.
And that is all.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Winter Day... our house.  Pictures by Benjamin:

Maximus Giganticus.  Clueless.  Loves him some paper baggage.

Maya, the ever-faithful.  Jealous.  Needy.  Crabby when disturbed.

Sadie-Monkey. Killer Queen.  Does not care if you have to go. 

Wash your hands in the kitchen.  Or else.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sunday Doodle

I do this not out of boredom, but because of my fidgety nature.  Give my brain something to do truly does help me listen better.  I retain more.  Knitting has the same effect.  Didn't have any fresh paper, but was elated to find a black Pitt pen in the bottom of my bag.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

8 New Pieces

All LWI on Test Fabrics 400M cotton. 1 yard cuts.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Testing New Dye.

It's not really new dye, just new to me. I'm talking about Pro-Chem's Pro Liquid Reactive Dye Black LR604. It's a pure color, not a mix, and I love, Love, LUV it!

Here's some samples:
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All pieces 36" x 44". Test Fabrics 400M cotton broadcloth. Painted, air dried, steamed for 30 minutes. I plan to color these with mx. We'll just see how that goes.