I am trying to use up some of the supplies that are taking up space in my dye studio. One box is full of weirdo gutta resist products that I have collected over the years. One mysterious bottle of resist has turned amber colored (not unusual) and has an almost frothy consistency when it dries. It looks like it is penetrating all the way through the silk when it is wet but when it dries, it's kind of crusty. Oh well. I will try applying more on top of the crust and plowing ahead anyway. More on this piece in a minute...
Sorry that I have missed some days blogging. My usual once a week schedule got thrown off as I have moved into the next project which was reclaiming my house after the long session of dyeing wool and writing it up for the next Quilt University season.
Above is a second Crepe de Chine poncho that I am making for the California Fiber Artist's show I am assembling that will open December 3rd here in Woodland, CA. 20 of us submitted pieces for the show.
On the 3rd, four of us will be doing demonstrations of the kind of work we do and talking about our fiber art. The circles of gutta will be there and I will show how to apply the resist and also how to apply the dye to the areas that are dry.
I will take pictures along to way of my progress with this silk painting.
Thanks for looking. Monday, I promise to add some more to this blog.