This month's particpants will be listed over several posts since it's easier to list them this way than to keep updating an older post.
Diana de Souza http://dyeing2weave.wordpress.com - Diana will be starting a Garcia vat this week so check back often to watch her progress!
Attempted my first ever fruit fermentation vat this evening, notes about this are over in the Natural Surface forum, I liked it a LOT! I streamed this session but was having a lot of issues with Ustream, so I will be streaming again tomorrow evening and from Google/YouTube Live instead of Ustream. I will post a link tomorrow for the stream location.
I also worked with some earth pigments in this stream, it's recorded but will say I'm not sure how much of the recording has audio.
I'm off to spend some quality time with hubs and my favorite pooch Angel. See y'all tomorrow evening!
My 150 gallon stainless steel vat, yes it is possible to keep a vat going for years even decades. Learn more about dyeing with indigo in my Introduction to Indigo Dyeing Class at The Natural Surface!
My 30 gallon stainless steel indigo vat. Both vats came from a defunct dairy farm.
Silk Crepe de Chine
This is "Prairie" I found it last night in a wicker trunk with several other pieces to my 2002 Prairie Rermnant Solo Show. I'm thinking of cutting it into four sections, after pressing, and machine stitching, maybe push the surface a little further, and work them into my Canyonland Series. This while I wait on my indigo vat to do it's thing!
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.
I had a feeling this was going to happen, I love the indigo and tannin dyed sisal so much I used it all up. So do I go start a new indigo vat, which won't be ready until Saturday to use at the earliest and that coincides with my yard sale which means no dyeing on Saturday, or do I couch something else down instead? I have on tiny six inch bit left of the sisal and no idea where to put it on the piece!