Saturday, June 30, 2012
past time to stop
Lots of mad scientist notions in play this morning - using up a bag of played out epsom salts to carry dye powder. Mixing up pearl-ex gold and silver into binding solutions for some Pollock style homage. Several levels of bloody mud colorwise and a batch of silk prepped with wine vinegar because I had no white.
Some new approaches to finishing the fabrics too including decanting them from the mason jars and just letting them bake dry in the sun before any rinsing or washing. Lazy labor saving devices for the most parts but dye batchers will call it wisdom. Time will tell and I am in no rush.
I found what might have been someone's hippy wedding dress in a bag back in the closet. A dimly recalled Goodwill purchase. Hastily deconstructed with scissors, now well represented in the jars. Lawn at it's best.
and now tea, plums and pooltime.