Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I can't say that I really try to have my formulas reflect the colors around me.  Sometimes they just do.  The color of Joe Pye Weed this time of year is much the same as the color I get using my new Vinyl Sulphon  Bordeaux basic dye color.  Layer that with purple and a green made by adding black to yellow and late summer shows up in my silks.  I'm not quite sure what I will create with these pole wrapped, shibori dyed pieces of FeltLOOM felted merino and alpaca.  If I dye several using the same formulas, however, there will be enough fabric for many possibilities.

Something for the Future of Fashion V show to be presented by the Lexington Fashion Collaborative on September 13, 2013 at the Lyric Theater in Lexington.  Or perhaps it will find it's way on Novemeber 9th into a design created for this year's Carnegie Classics based on the The Great Gatsby.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bordeaux Purple and Green Charmeuse Poncho

I just delivered this pole wrapped, shibori dyed, charmeuse poncho to Damselfly Gallery in Midway, Kentucky.  So eazy to wear.  Playful and elegant! I loved using the basic dye Bordeaux to create these colors.  Visit Etsy to purchase a pdf of my basic dye formulas using the Vinyl Sulphon dyes.  Email me if you'd like this specific formula.  Make art now and remember truly beautiful skin is as important as the truly beautiful art we make each day.


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rope Wrap and Discharge

The Lexington Fashion Collaborative's Refugee Women's Sewing Project is creating beautiful tunics out of this shibori dyed rayon.  They will soon be available on Etsy.  Also available on Etsy are formulas for using the Vinyl Sulphon dyes which are available at Dharma Trading.