Saturday, August 14, 2010

best yet

 

same leaves, same grey/green color
still wet
no boiling, just leaves wrapped in muslin, a day and a half in
aluminum casserole pot in Sun. 96 degrees f
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10 comments:

deanna7trees said...

WOW...amazing. do you see the face in the fabric? 2 light colored eyes, a mouth and a scraggly beard.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

deanna...these great results also
present dilemma: how can i stitch
OVER this cloth...oh, eee. well,
always something to challenge i
guess. maybe they will just be
backings? but then, maybe like
small maps of Territory? scraps
only here and there?
but this one, this one makes me
want to WEAVE IT.

deanna7trees said...

weaving it is a great idea. you could also cut it into strips (leaving the design in place)and put strips of a contrasting fabric in between, then just enhance the pattern on the fabric with stitches. ---just an idea---

Anonymous said...

Oh I know the dilemma - how can it be stitched over! On another note- I can't WAIT until Jude is back - I soooo badly want to post a photo of what I have been doing. Influenced by something you wrote awhile ago along the lines of 'it feels sooooo good' and Jude commenting on the feel of old cloth - well I have had a breakthrough and made something that feels sooooo good! Peace, Gillian

kaite said...

that was a good idea grace, i'll try it with muslin, leaves and a few copper coins just for fun.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

gillian...now you are making me feel even more crazy...wondering
what it is that you have created that has got you feeling sooooo
good????? i can't imagine, because
what i know already is already
great???????
this is why i wish a blog for
everyone...it is immediate and
once you get used to it, really
quite fine!
well, 10 days, or 9, depending on
how you count...till jude.
HAPPY that you came here....xo g

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

kaite...muslin leaves and a few
copper coins
sounds like a fairy tale..........
report when you can....

kaite said...

more of a witches tale grace, check it out when you can
http://kaiteyarngarden.blogspot.com/2010/08/little-dyeing-with-nature-and-possible.html

Penny Berens said...

Oh, Grace this is glorious! Go ahead stitch it...I dare you. But I know exactly what you mean. Perhaps the next piece will be even more beautiful and you will feel free to stitch on this one.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

penny ..."i dare you"...ahhhh. i
could feel my blood move fast
through my veins...OK.
and yes, that's it...each is so
beautiful and there is this sense
of there being only one...which
is why i have two separate pots
brewing out there at this moment.
this Elderberry out here has many
leaves to give and i will continue
until probably October? although
with the lessening of heat, the
process will change.
you are great tho, for the dare
and here i go.
about finished, i am sagittarius.