So excited about the little shed out back. Peter installed the windows today! It is really almost finished.
I have been burning screens and pulling proofs most of today ARGH! You would think after 40 years I would have it down. 40 years ago we used lacquer stencils and pressed them down with stacks of encyclopedias (sp?) in the basement. Oh the fumes! It’s a wonder I can think at all never mind spell correctly. Photo emulsion still seems like a new invention to me. It’s the end of the day and my studio is a mess. I don’t think I’m ready for my spread in Where Women Create just yet. Oh well.
After dinner I will clean up a bit and get back to work on this mini-quilt. That’s my plan anyway. Let’s see what happens I may end up at home depot to get some more 2 x 4’s.
Thank you Allison!
I am so impressed that you burn your large screens yourself! I work with screens that can do a yard of 55″ fabric at a time and have to have a company burn them for me. I don’t have the equipment (or probably the skill!) to do it. Props to you!
Wow those are big screens! Luckily my husband is an awesome carpenter and he’s built me a few exposure units over the years! And I think three yardage printing tables! Actually make that four! lol
Do you have photos online of your work Karen? I would love to see them!
Beautiful! Penny described it perfectly. Color me green, I’d love a shed.
Thanks Curls! You have got me thinking about a flowering quince in my garden- I might try to dye with it. It has some lovely coral colored flowers.What would you use for a mordant? And do you soak the fabric in it first or add it to the dye pot?
Yum, quince! I’d actually try small squares of fabric soaked in different mordants. You’ll have a “visual library” of how the dye works with the different mordants. Soak the fabric first. Oh, anxious to see the results!
You are amazing!!! Love the mini-quilt!!!!
Thanks Donna! I’m going to use the lovely beads you gave me on this!
Windows!!! and I love your patchwork of colors! The top left, like a moon through the thick mangrove forest in the Everglades. Not sure why that, but very intriguing.
I just came across a bag of lovely beads that Donna gave me and Penny inspired me to use in this piece.
Oh thank you Penny! I love your description of this piece. Now i feel like I have a direction for quilting it!