Friday, July 1, 2011

Slow Cloth for a Slow Body

I knew yesterday was going to be slow-going.  I was a mixture of doing with intent and off the cuff.  Off the cuff was throwing a bunch of fabric  off the clothes line into the bucket of soda ash for over-dyes because I got irritated by walking into them as I was messing around on the print table.  Intent was cutting more shapes from the contact paper to use as a resist and scrapping over the fabric with thickened dyes. Off the cuff was doing this screen of break down printing when I said I was going to wait until next week.  


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Intent was stitching slow cloth.  Off the cuff was ordering pizza for dinner because I was too exhausted and in pain to come home and cook.


Today is a "Mama Day".  I'll be running errands with my Mother and then going to the wake for my great Aunt this evening.  This evening is going to be a big night at Mellwood with the Brewfest going on and the First Friday Trolley Hop in the NuLu district...I might attempt dropping by Mellwood for a short while to socialize but the evening is calling for chilling out as soon as I can get back home.



7 comments:

  1. I have really enjoyed you latest work with the onion bags thickend paint; and I love the design and colors in this piece. The thickend paint almost makes me want to try my hand at fabric dyes (but you've heard that before).
    Take "Mama Day" in stride, and enjoy your time together. And most of all do what's good for taking care of you! Have a blessed day!

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  2. Karen, I'm loving everything I see in this post. These are some of my favorite colors used together. What was the method for these grand pieces. I know I will only be dying with dyna flow paint but keep up with all your experimenting.

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  3. Those are some wonderful prints in that photo (I assume that's what those are). Rich color, great visual texture, and simple shapes. Yes! :-)

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  4. It was thickened procion dye left to dry in a screen and then re-wetted and scraped over cloth.

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  5. Really love the texture. Is there a book that outlines this process? BTW--I spend a lot of time "off the cuff" especially as it relates to dinner. Love the pizza that I pick up "fresh" and bake in my own oven---makes my kitchen smell like I really did cook :c)

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  6. Ok - this is drop dead gorgeous deconstructed fabric I wish I had done! Zowie!

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  7. oh my Rayna! coming from one of the Queens of DSP, I've very flattered!  thank you!

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