If you have been watching The Mill on Channel 4 in the UK or are interested in industrial history or textiles watch The Real Mill on More4 at 9pm tonight. I am shamelessly promoting this as my son was involved in the making of it.
He also has two films showing at the Venice Film Festival next week.
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Saturday, 9 August 2014
|Rust on silk|
I will be working in the background on various on going projects but may not be blogging for a little while.
from left to right silk, white wool, the thread that India Flint uses, off white wool and off white silk no mordant was used.
The recipe for this came from Jenny Dean's new book, A Heritage of Colour.
I haven't washed to yarns yet so they may lighten also they are not very evenly dyed as I had too much stuff in the dye pot but I don't mind that.
Thursday, 7 August 2014
|Wall with ivy|
|Sampler of cloth weaving techniques from|
I tried to post two of these on the Forum over at Jude's but they wouldn't send, to big for my email I think, so anyway now they are here.
I had fun doing this though didn't have an embroirdery hoop so the thread weaving is a bit wonky.
I may even get round to turning it into a cushion cover one of these days.
Friday, 1 August 2014
|Rose leaves and fushia flowers in silk|
|Top wallflowers and onion skins, left wallflowers in copper bath|
right euculyptus print overdyed with wallflowers in copper bath
|detail wallflowers on silk|
|detail euculytus overdyed with wallflowers on silk|
|all of the above metal objects bundled with day lilies in wool|
|and some rust dyeing as well|
|houses and a moon?|
These are odd small remnants of cotton.