Monday, 30 March 2009

Wonder how long I'll keep this daily addition going! Bet it won't be long before the habit fades...

Today I rescued some exhaust dyebaths: cutch waste, cutch and marigold. I've put the three of them in one solar jar with some Corriedale top and it is looking very interesting. The colour is a gold-y yellow with a distinctly green tinge. What it will look like when I take it out is anyone's guess, but it will be a few weeks before it is "cooked." I have put it in the display window at the Duchy, but might have to give it a blast in the conservatory at home - the windows are polychromatic and go black at the slightest hint of sun. They are far too sensitive, because the architect over-corrected on the specification! Still, it helps the building's carbon footprint.

I have almost finished warping my Kombo with a silk acid dyed warp that has been waiting to be woven for longer than I care to remember, so will be able to get on with that next time I am in the studio. Won't be tomorrow, because I will be teaching art and craft to my two groups of learning disabled adults. I hope to get a big batch of mordanting done, too.

Now I shall toddle off to wind some silk chenille for wetting out - yum!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Welcome to my world!

Well, I have started on the blog route at long last.

I am currently watching the oak trees and lilac to see when the leaf buds are going to burst and then I can take my overwintering eggs from the fridge and have teeny weeny caterpillars, I hope.

I am very tired as I have been using my new studio at the Duchy Square Centre for Creativity - mini-opening on Friday evening, open to the public on Saturday and Grand Opening to come sometime in May when the building might be finished. Haven't done much work, but there is a wonderful creative energy there - will I ever want to come home at night?! I will put a link to the website up, but just at the moment there only seems to be the July 2008 posting.....