Saturday, March 26, 2016

A few new things...

Can't believe how long it's been since I posted... yikes!  Just a few things to share, even though I've been keeping busy.  First off, a fellow artist at the Artist' Coalition Gallery gifted me with a number of silk veils/shawls and some dyes in colors I have not tried before.  I dyed one to see the colors and love how it turned out:
I used Plum, Amethyst and Ultra-Violet Procion MX dyes... love the rich colors!
Next on my show and tell is a bowl I just finished.  It's the first one I have tried with an outward curling edge... a bit of a challenge to keep the wrapped cords together while stitching, but I think I did okay:
I used hand-dyed fabric, then brushed a little metallic paint on the squiggle to add some visual interest.
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Joyce and I took a trip to Sedona to pick up my friend Sherrie, who is vacationing for the month with her husband Dave.  Joyce, Sherrie and I traveled to Prescott Valley and Prescott to visit fabric shops and have lunch.  The day went way too fast!  Here we are in front of the house back in Sedona:
We all dressed in shades of blue, can you believe it?  I nicknamed us the "Turquoise Sisters"!
Last on the list is a project I found instructions for on-line, my favorite resource for "how to"!
I call this a River Rock Cozy... haven't done any fine crocheting in a long time, but I really love these, so will probably be making more soon as I find some more rocks!
I hope to have more to report soon... I just bought my first Jacquard Green Label dyes, and have begun experimenting with them using the Watercolor method.  Hope to have pix soon!



Sherrie Spangler said...

How about Easter egg cozies next year?

Beth said...

I thought I left a comment (age). You look so happy in your photo and I know how much you enjoy your Sedona weekend with your friends,Love the silk and the coiled vessel. Sure and steady wins the race....