Thursday, April 28, 2005

Fermentation Dyeing

I forgot where I was at, I either have the flu or a bad case of food poisoning. All I know is I don't feel well at all and I'm supposed to be in Kansas City tonight, not good, not good at all.

I have a book I wrote on the methods of Fermentation Dyeing, it's available on my webstore. It's called Compost Dyeing and Other Fermentation Techniques. It's only available on CD ROM right now, but I may have found a printer in Minnesota so we can get it into book form. Anyway I discuss 14 different methods of fermenting and/or composting with natural items to get color onto your fabrics. If you'd like a copy of the book, on CD, check the link at

I fermented and/or composted all of the pieces in my series Prairie Remnant. I really need to get them photographed and placed onto my art web. The fabric for my three quilts Sandstone I-III were composted. I love the naturalness of the fabric, it's like working with bark or leaves. I made these peices in 2001 I do believe, and have had two solo shows with them. You can view the quilts at Click on the quilts link and then either Sandstone or Prairie Remnant. I'd copy and past the link but I haven't figured out how to do that in yet.

I need to get busy filling orders, I'll post more pics later, I have a feeling we won't be going to KC tonight, not with the way I"m feeling right now.

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

Darn it, this post has REALLY Inspired me - I have to go buy some of your books etc now!

I've been readingyour blog for alittle while and suspected this might happen :-) I'm also a quiltart lister but at the moment I'm trying to get work finished for my Diploma of Visual Arts courses - eeps!