Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Studio Redux 013013

The last of the piles that need sorting and organizing!

My fabric stash and finished pieces need to be sorted and put in their proper places.

Angel keeping me company while I work, she doesn't like having her picture taken for some reason.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Spinning Supplies


Silk carrier rods dyed with natural dyes.

Silk coccons, the pink and purple ones were dyed with natural dyes.

Wool roving to the left, silk top in the very front *orange and bright pink* and raw silk noil top to the right.

Wool, silk, and llama batts.

Silk throwster's waste.

ReOrganizing the Studio

Clearing out the corner and consolidating these three units with those two units for accessibility! 

Let the spinning commence, now I can get to my wool, silk, etc.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Studio Waits!

I have mono at the present, so my studio sits idle waiting, waiting for me to come paint, dye, and stitch!  All simply because I'm just too tired to do anything, but the diagnosis sure does explain a lot.

John moved the plastic drawer units into my studio two weeks ago, it's so nice to have all of my vintage yummies within arms distance now.

Vintage pink trim, there's a few things left in the office that need to be moved into the studio otherwise it's all in there now and it's a matter of just getting busy producing some new work.

I love black and white zippers, somewhere in one of those plastic drawers there's a black and white houndstooth zipper that's just wanting to be stitched onto a beautiful surface!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Introduction to Indigo

I'm teaching an online basic introduction to indigo starting February 14th at the Natural Surface (which is now $29.95 a year to be a member)

I will be teaching both the instant indigo vat, and the standard chemical reduction indigo vats.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Some Studio Time

Working on some hearts, first I need to find a bin to put my button collection into for sorting.

My "new to me" scrap bin! I found this in the guest bedroom and thought hmmmm this would be an excellent place to put thrums, fabric bits, etc.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Workshops for Spring

I will be offering online classes once again starting this spring on my network The Natural Surface I will be announcing more classes as I get them organized!

Natural Dyeing Color Wheel Workshop

If you wanted to learn how to make a color wheel with natural dyes then you will want to take this eClass!

Mad about Madder eClass
I am also reoffering my Madder Root eClass this spring, this time I've expanded what students will be doing in this class.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Image Issues

I'm not sure why I'm not able to upload images in "compose" mode, but I discovered I could do so by switching over the HTML mode.  Anywho... this is my new date stamp love, love, love it, I'm having so much fun just stamping dates all over my journal.  Super nerdy I know, but then that's just me, a dyed in the wool nerd!  And now with my date stamp it's easier to date my skeins, etc. after spinning, dyeing, and what not.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

2013 - The Year to make things Sparkle!

I knew this year was going to be a banner year when I found this date stamp at Staples, talk about an easy way to date entries in my journal, and I don't know if your like me or not but any empty space in my journal is fair game for whatever! 

Well for whatever reason, Blogger isn't allowing me to upload images at the moment, so take my word for it the stamp is way cool, if you're into office stamps, and has been a godsend!