7.25.2014

Wishlist.

Wishlist. More here

Solar Dyeing: Japanese Maple.

Solar–dyed a combination of Japanese Maple leaves and branches for about 14 days in a one-gallon jar.
It gives a soft beige tone. Excited to have a natural dye source in my backyard! 





7.24.2014

7.23.2014

Gee's Bend Quilts.




"The Quilts of Gee's Bend were created by a group of women who live in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee's Bend, Alabama during the 19th century (when the community was the site of a cotton plantation owned by a Joseph Gee). Currently, more than 50 quilt–makers make up the Gee's Bend Collective..."The compositions of the quilts contrast dramatically with the ordered regularity associated with many styles of Euro-American quilt–making. There's a brilliant, improvisational range of approaches to composition that is more often associated with the inventiveness and power of the leading 20th-century abstract painters than it is with textile-making," writes Alvia Wardlaw, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts." More here. 

Gee's Bend Quilts.







"The Quilts of Gee's Bend were created by a group of women who live in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee's Bend, Alabama during the 19th century (when the community was the site of a cotton plantation owned by a Joseph Gee). Currently, more than 50 quilt–makers make up the Gee's Bend Collective..."The compositions of the quilts contrast dramatically with the ordered regularity associated with many styles of Euro-American quilt–making. There's a brilliant, improvisational range of approaches to composition that is more often associated with the inventiveness and power of the leading 20th-century abstract painters than it is with textile-making," writes Alvia Wardlaw, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts." More here. 

University of Washington's Weaving Room.



7.18.2014

Natural Dye Workshop Continued.

 Michel Garcia's Indigo Workshop (continued):
images from field–trips to the UW's Botanical Greenhouse and the Henry Art Gallery's Textile Collection.

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