Monday, March 7, 2016

- Taking off a week

Sometimes I feel like the rabbit in Disney's Alice in Wonderland ...

Patch #67

Which is to say, once again, "I'm late, I'm late, I'm late." So (finally) here's a peek at (all) the wooden houses Don made as I see them from my stitching chair ...


the windows of which inspired today's patch.

Also belated is the subject of today's post title, which usually gets posted on Saturday ...


but this time I re-did last week's weather patches after realizing the split sunshine/cloud patches just weren't working for me. The week I took off is at the bottom of the picture (I know, bad pun).

Last, and finally done after thinking about it for four months, is a dye patch sampler from Maura Ambrose's workshop in November. Here making split patches of alum mordant and alum+tannin mordanted cloth worked just fine ...


Thankfully, the silk row proved less trouble than I anticipated as I realized I could baste each slippery piece to a piece of fine linen to stabilize it. You can see it best from the back ...

where the linen-lined silk patches are on the far left