Monday, November 8, 2010
I have been busy the last several weeks with my kids school functions and family stuff. I have been able to create something about half the days. I have been dyeing fabrics, including rust dyeing, parfait dyeing, and marble dyeing with shaving cream. Someday I will actually try regular marble dyeing and get better results, but for now the shaving cream method is easy. I also dyed some silk to use as a lining for a kimono that my daughter is using for a history project. It turned out beautifully. I haven't taken any pictures of it yet. It is hard to get much done with a six month old baby who likes his mother's attention. I have also been experimenting with painting dryer sheets to use in mixed media projects. I plan on continuing this until I get the results that I like. I hope to get some projects finished this week, but I will have to see how it goes. I need to spend time helping my daughter sew her kimono and hemming dresses for her high school choir. There aren't that many parents who know how to sew, so I always volunteer to help out.