Sunday, February 14, 2016

Good Week

I did a Workshop in San Diego this past weekend.  It was really fun.

 I was staying in La Jolla with one of the members of the Silk Painters Guild and we took a morning walk before class.  WOW!  It was so beautiful and it smelled so good.  What a way to start the day.

 These are some of the results of the first day when we did microwave dyeing.  This piece was done on a string and pulled up into a bundle, but when she unwrapped it the center had too much white, so I had her re-wrap just the center and wet and tie the rest of the fabric into plastic bags and re dye the piece.  She did like a giant Kumo Knot in the center.  Then when she made her jacket the next day it was glorious.
 This was done with bubbles of chiffon wrapped with rubber bands, but the colors were so beautiful.  It is hard to see because the chiffon is see thru.  Just take my word it was great!
Another string and scrunched for resist. It had better penetration and was awesome.  She also dyed a pair of white silk jersey pants to go with it, but we felt it was too much pattern so she now has the start of 2 outfits, both of which are beautiful.
Then my battery died.  That is what happens when you forget to charge things.

Wednesday in class we will work on the silk paintings started last week.  Since it is the last class we will clean out the closet and I hope you will take some of the things home.  3 or 4 microwave ovens, felt pads, patterns, pots, bowls, and stuff.  I'm going to miss going to class, but who knows what the next phase of my life will bring?

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