Saturday, February 15, 2014

Weighting Silk Video



I posted another video on YouTube regarding a problem I was having with gravity. Rather than fighting against it, I learned how to go WITH it.

In the picture above, you can see the sagging hem at the bottom of this monoprint on silk. It's actually worse than that as you will see in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UPmjDhmgtY

Let me know what you think. Any other ideas on how to deal with this?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dyeing Longer Runs of Silk




(Hanging my head in shame)...I know, I know, I know....I'm a terrible blogger. I wish I could say it will never happen again but it probably will so...I'm sorry if you kept coming here expecting something-anything to change.  I've been in a slump. Now I'm back.

That said, I made a new video for the Fabric Designs channel on YouTube. It is a demonstration of how I dye longer runs of silk. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UztR3-g2SB4

I WILL be making a video of bloopers soon as they happen EVERY time I try to make one. The shot of me running the silk through the mangle has about 10 takes with me shouting in all of them as the silk gets all "mangled" up as I try to film it one handed. I eventually just selected a shot and took the audio off and dubbed over it. :-)

If you have any ideas of things you would like to see in video form, let me know. 

My next video, after the blooper film, will be tea dyeing wool. 

Thanks for your patience and thank you for looking.

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I am a fiber artist. I am a teacher. I am a Reverend. I teach, I create, I counsel, I listen.

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