Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Blue and other colours

Finished Bandani Breakdown II. Something I have been stitching for a day or two!  

For a change to the usual hanging sleeve, the completed piece has been stitched to silk noil.
Stretched over a blank canvas and secured with a staple gun.  Not a tack or stitch in sight!


Back to the dye pots;  indigo vat definitely put away until next year.    

I have a new 'toy' to play with - a batik wax pot. Been deliberating on whether or not to buy one - considered electric frying pan, but not the option of a tin in a pan of hot water!   Having discovered soya wax, which can been washed out, without all the bother of parrafin wax, I shall enjoy experimenting.  Eventually.

Next task, a few metres of velvet, cut into scarf lengths, to pole wrap then dye.


Carol said...

I love the colours in this work. I look forward to seeing the results of your scarves.

Sue said...

This piece is stunning!
How I wish I could come and play with you and your colours and new toys. Must buy some soya wax and try that out...

jude said...

a day or two? you are getting like me.