Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dyeing,children and snails!

I am sorry l have not been visiting this blog for a while...been so busy starting up my new enterprise    so exciting. Anyway l have been creating some Art and some Eco-dyeing as well. A lot of my babies' mums thought l was pressure cooking my lunch rather than dyeing!Hax

 My lunch or dyeing!!!!

Close up of a piece of wool blanket that original was green!
I will open these tonight and will show results tomorrow. They do look quite exciting!
This one has been sitting in Soya milk and will go into the pressure cooker tonight.
These are the Paper Cuts that l learnt to create last week at The Make Lounge.Never thought l would be this patient..l surprised myself! I will carry on designing my own..great fun..have a go! If you can't get to a class, there are some great books out there. Step outside the box and see what happens!

My After-school Class have been making some great masks and trying on some other kind of masks too!

This next image is one that really annoys me! Some one left this mount of cigs outside the studio.....find a bin!Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

 Some petals l found on my walk the other day.
It has been raining a lot here ..yeh l know we are in a Drought Warning Area!....Anyway, when it stopped raining..out came the small wildlife right outside my front door. I know gardeners don't like slugs but what an amazing colour. Can you see the tiny, tiny snail next to it?
There were so many snails l just had to take some images. An acrobatic snail!
After the rain everything looks so bright and colourful. 
 This one was well camoflaged but l managed to capture it on the move!


Annette said...

Love the bundles, hope to see photos of the results... great snail pics..

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Love the snail pictures. Can't wait to see your bundles. I am just starting to experiment with milk proteins as a mordant. Just got some fantastic results with tulip petals.

I am teaching at Ally Pally this October. Do you know of any Premier Inn/B&B I could use for one night near tube or bus route? Internet search not finding me many results. I use to live in Greenwich so don't mind traveling. Thank you x

Iz said...

Intriguing dyeing - soya milk??! Can't wait to see what emerges from the pot!

Carole said...

I've been looking for you and wondering what you've been up to! Lots I can see! When I first read this title I thought it said "dyeing children and snails"! Good thing there's a comma between. ha. I hope that nasty cold has gone and that you are feeling better.

Mary said...

So pleased you are enjoying your new venture,let me know if and when you need die cuts.

Lynda Howells said...

Die cuts are ALWAYS needed my friend...just didn't want to bother youxxxlynda