Saturday, September 3, 2011

Seeing Patterns

The sun in the sky last night reminded me of the orange leaf shapes on the wool I've been dyeing. Here is the front and back of the eucalyptus/oak dyeing using the same leaves as in the previous post and getting a more muted look:

And some stamped symmetry I was exploring in yesterday's class.

I also did further oak and eucalyptus experimentation - the one on the far right is on silk velvet and the leaf images are less defined because of the nap.

I used up all my leaves, so today I found and gathered more - and also was fortunate to find several chunks of different kinds of bark to try.


bj said...

Each day as I walk the dog, I pick up leaves, nuts, feathers. I want to thank you for inspiring me to look more closely at those findings. Recently I've been doing natural dye experiments, and I'm always happy to see your posts.

Yvonne said...

Thank you for telling me - I like seeing what other natural dyers are doing, too, and will check your blog!

Yvonne said...

I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it didn't work for some reason. I've been noticing this with a few blogs, lately.

bj said...

Yvonne, I manage several blogs for myself as well as other artists. My personal ones are: (my paintings) (my newest blog for sewing/thread/dyeing)
and (my collage blog)
I guess you could say that I diversify :o)

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure why your comment didn't post, but I've noticed, as you suggested, that it sometimes happens. Thanks again! :o)