Friday's Full Post
in answer to Grace's question re the prints: they are lino cuts, they are placed onto the fabric/paper or the other way round whatever is more practical
|what remains after dyeing|
on the left the avocado/onion peel dye with still two more bits of fabric developing....on the right the cow parsley/sorrel with the submerged copper pipe...bits of mold floating
|the garden is very green|
I am very excited about this particular plant as I have discovered it's petals produce a beautiful BLUE. It is one of the most prolific plants in our garden, introduced by the previous owner and apparently it feels so much at home here it has spread all over the garden and continues to do so; from now on you will be seeing me on my knees collecting the petals as they drop, I will try to dry and crush them and make a HomeGrownBlueDye! It was Jude's idea of experimental dyeing with whatever happened to be in the garden on a daily basis that made me try the geranium, see her post Scraps of Spring
the very pale green comes from the plant stems and leaves
|spring has sprung, I see fields of dye, my thoughts wander elsewhere and I realise that at this precise moment in time somewhere someone is suffering, all of a sudden the beauty seems obscene, my observing it is meaningless and I ask self what is the point?|
these thoughts never last....mine is a fickle nature, and thus my wayward mind lets itself be very easily distracted; back home the printing continues: 'tis what I do
p.s. all fabrics in this post have been soy mordanted
I love the way you combine all these techniques. Keep on!
When the world seems full of horror, then, I think, it is more important than ever to try and fill it with beauty! And what you make, is full of beauty Saskia. X
your comments make me feel happy and glad I do do what I do
Your delight in life keeps me happy we can only do what we do.