Monday, February 13, 2017

Ashes of roses

Here's the result of yesterday's dye trial where I was hoping to achieve a pale blush color ...


Madder dye extract at 3% WOF (weight of fiber) with an overdye of Himalayan rhubarb extract dye bath that had already been used to dye another batch of cloth (called an exhaust bath maybe?)

Just for grins, I laid the spiraled petals on top of yesterday's handkerchief blossom ...


Hmmm. Well, I'll see what my daughter thinks before I start stitching anything down.

Today was the last day of this old shed ...


It looks okay in this picture, but the wood was rotting and everything in it was moldy, rusty, or both due to humidity. So we paid Junk Dogs to break it down and haul it away to recycling ...


leaving us with a much better view ...


6 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

.....EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........
that shed.....it is/was BeautyFULL! i would have lived in it!!!!!

Liz Ackert said...

Looks can be deceiving ... it was pretty bad

Mo Crow said...

love your flowers

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... it's been fun trying to work out different petal shapes (some of which have been total fails). I probably should be documenting the successes for future reference, but though this project is probably a one-off.

Susan McQuade said...

Liz..this flower is so elegant and perfect for a sweet baby girl. Looking forward to the completed project. As always, I know it is filled with loving stitches.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Sue ... I'm not sure if the color is quite where I want it to be, but it's all about the journey