Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
I guess I had the wrong information yesterday when I posted that the weathermen said it would snow on Wed. It actually will be pretty nice on Wednesday. It snowed today!!! Pictures just didn't do it justice so I took a little movie of it.
I will be on an internet radio program Wednesday, called "Quilting with Rosie". It will be on at 1:00 pm Wisconsin time. She will interview me about rust dyeing!!! So be sure to tune in!!! The shows are archived so you can listen to them any time afterward, just in case you are not near a computer at one o'clock on Wednesday April 30th, 2008.
( Click on the yellow bar in the upper left hand corner that says "Listen Live" after you get to the "Quilting with Rosie" page.)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
- Blue is my favorite color.
- I WAS searching for a interesting wine for this party.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Here is the fish set up from the bottom shelf. It did such an unpredictable thing! I never got a bright orange fish before!!! And the way the a bright hole in the murky water formed...wow I might have to do another, Wisconsin Waterways!!!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
This first picture is an over view of the Rust-Tex Dye Studio. The rest of the pictures show close ups of different places in the studio with explanations of the important things pictured. Here is a close up of what I always keep on the table. Spray bottles of water, vinegar, and tannin, a plastic gallon bottle with a handle to pour water on bottles wrapped up to make trees, or mesa or galaxies, the container of "sludge", measuring cups and spoons, and a table top garbage bucket.
Here are the bottles and copper wire I use for bottle wraps. I can't wait to use that big blue wine bottle. I sometime feel the need to add to my repertoire.
Here are the metal shelves someone put out in their trash last summer and I dragged home much to my DH's chagrin. I knew I needed a set of shelves and I didn't mind a bit that the metal shelves were rusty. They hold rust dust, rust flakes, new and used coffee filters, weights, clamps, and rubber bands. All the things I need to keep handy for rust dyeing. The shelves also provide a leaning place for the foot from a claw-footed bathtub someone once gave me for rust dyeing.
Here is where I filter rust dust from the first rinse of bottle wrap fabrics. And below the picnic bench are the iron pots that I use when dyeing stuff black.
And finally here are the things I set up today. come back tomorrow and see what I got!!!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
This last picture is of the linen bundle. The damask weave shows up very nicely but the rust patterning is not spectacular.
- 1. Too cold for me to work in the Rust-Tex Studio
- 2. There was not enough warmth or moisture to create the really cool patterning Rust-Tex is famous for
- 3. Snirt
Come back tomorrow to see a student's "Trees" fabric from the rust dyeing class I taught at International Quilt Festival.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This one developed very strong patterning because I didn't add any extra water. It only had on it what I sprayed on to keep the salt in place. I just popped it into a plastic bag to bring it home and POOF!!! What great patterning!!! Here is a detailed shot:
And finally a stormy skies that I set up in the rust dyeing class. I didn't think it would develop well because I brought it back to my booth and one of the workers kept lifting it up the cloth to show customers how it was working. But it turned out spectacular!!!
Tomorrow I will post the pictures of the results of the ice dyeing. All three of my daughters asked about it today. That makes me think you would like to see it too.