It should be finished tomorrow sometime, this piece has been a break through piece for me. Break through in that while beading and stitching I resolved some issues I had with another piece I constructed way back around 2001, Big Blue Stem.
Big Blue Stem - Earth Pigments, Natural Dyes, Cotton, Cheesecloth, Stitch.
This piece has been languishing in my studio for about twelve years. From time to time I trot it out, hang it on my wall and alas nothing, nada, zilch, zip! And then late Saturday night, whilest I was stitching on Sunshine and Roses it occurred to me to experiment with overlaying digitally printed silk organza fabrics onto the right hand panel. More coming soon...
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) http://naturaldyeing.ning.com I will be teaching both the instant indigo vat, and the standard chemical reduction indigo vats. Cost for the class is $75 USD.
This class will begin February 14th, and will run approximately 90 days. This class is perfect for the novice dyer whose never made an indigo vat, or hasn't had success attempting an indigo vat. The class is available through The Natural Surface.
This piece has always bothered me, there's a thread over on the Quilt Art list about cutting up a piece. Well I've been tempted to cut the dark side of this quilt off for some 12 years now! Now that I have Adobe CS 6 I've started experimenting with this piece
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All I have to do now is wash the porch and the furniture later this evening, sometime this summer the ceiling will be scraped, sanded, and then painted sky blue. Then I'll paint the south facing wall, the wall with the oval window, Copper Pot (Sherwin Williams) and then finally the porch floor. I'll paint the columns a ruby red color and the porch rails, after they are repaired, will be various shades of sage green.
My inspiration bird a raven that was sitting on my grape arbor this summer. We don't get many ravens here, mostly crows, and I was really happy to snap his pic before he left.
Needle felted black merino wool and blue calypso angelina fibers made into a constructed cloth.
The same black needle felted wool and the back side of the angelina cloth which consists of black shred and forest floor angelina fibers.
ATC constructed of peltex, double sided adhesive, with kona PFD fabric, bird body consists of black merino felt, and the wings I made of layers of angelina fibers.
The back side of the crow ornament I will cover it with vintage black german glass glitter when I'm finished with the stitching. The backround colors are from Tsukineko Walnut Inks - Cherry Blossom and Adirondaks Inks - Butterscotch. I made the card during today's live Ustream You can view the recorded video at my Ustream link, click the previous link or do a search for kbaxterpackwood!