Saturday, February 5, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Even with slush a sunny day is beautiful.
|Looking East 5pm|
I did get here in time to take a few snap shots of the fruits of my "spring cleaning". I found small pieces of deconstructed and clamp dyed shibori that I could make into pieced scarves. Have not had time to have them professionally shot but will share them hot off the serger.
|Clouds, blue sky and bronze|
|I only had a small piece of this deconstructed stonewashed crepe, but it was enough to form this new piece. The serged lines are really pleasing to me through the sheer pale chiffon.|
|Seafoam chiffon, doupioni and deconstructed stonewashed crepe|
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
|Looking South 2/1/11|
It is hard to remain up beat when the weather is so dreary. The orchids help and the realization that some of my favorite pieces come from experiencing this weather. I actually really like grey or gray in my palette, just not in my daily weather.
I was also experimenting with using mixed colors that involved MX bosenberry which strike on one side of the crepe de chine and not the other. The pinkish area on the right is gray green on the back. A great advantage in a scarf. Two for one.
|back and front you can see the top corner is much pinker|
|"New Jersey Turnpike" Bubble chiffon jacket.|
This piece is called "New Jersey Turnpike" and is based on my memories of driving up this highway on gray days like today and seeing the red brambles pushing their way through the sometimes equally gray snow.
It was shown at the Textile Center during Inside/Out, but appropriately enough it is now in the collection of a Jersey Girl.
Now off to the grocery store before all the streets freeze up again and become truly treacherous.