Sunday, August 15, 2010

hey, penny

 
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17 comments:

nandas said...

i like this very much. i can see all kinds of images in this. and will be curious to see which you accentuate ... or none... it has great potential which is what is so exciting and scary about starting something from the beginning.

Manya Maratou said...

here I am, smiling at myself, thinking "what will this have become when I come back?"
I do like these dyed cloths, sometimes I see things in them after a long time
or when I show them to someone else
it is always exciting to visit here, I can feel all of us contemplating this one saying ummmmmm...ummmmm
a kind of meditation, maybe?
;-pppppp

kaite said...

i was thinking as i looked at it that it would be good woven then when i enlarged it i saw that you had; good idea to leave the middle section unwoven - that might be your working area...isn't this fun...k.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

it's 3:30 am and i got up to look
at it, in person, and then here.
was thinking to edit the post
out because it's not a good pic
but i like your comments, so i
will leave it and just take another
in better light...

Penny Berens said...

Hey, Grace...mmmmmm..,yummy! I have an elderberry just a few feet away. Must go and harvest some leaves, bark and berries. I read yesterday that if you freeze the berries for use later they will give you a reddish brown.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

manya..don't know yet at all. i
just am basking in the beauty of
the cloth, the feel of the woven.
safe journey, safe return
love

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

nance ~ yes. that's it exactly.
exciting and scary, but exciting
because of scary and scary because of exciting.
i
just
love
weaving it

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

kaite ~ yes.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

penny ~ last year a HUGE crop of
berries, this year very few. am
waiting for the second round that
might come with all this monsoon
rain. thanks for freeze info.

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I'm enjoying the beautiful bleeding of peaceful colors on your cloth. Sort of like wet on wet watercolor! I'm glad you did some weaving to frame the middle. I can't wait to see the next picture. I'm getting ready to post a progress photo too.
(;~D) Debi

Valerianna said...

HI Grace - doing school prep work today, and feeling inspired. I want to do a natural dying segment in my Exploring the Natural World class. Wonder if you could recommend some books? I looked into getting the India book, but I see its not out yet. Can't find others or don't know what is good..... wish some of you cool dyers were closer, I'd invite you in to lead a workshop!

Creative blessings..... Valerianna

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

valerianna...thanks for your vote
of confidence, but i know next to
nothing about it, am just beginning to learn. maybe ask
kaite? yarngarden. also, the
plants here are very different than
the abundance of dye plants in
Massachusettes. what i am doing
is just from catching a little here and there from others' blogs.
i do have Eco Colour...got it before they ran out, but have been
so absorbed in the cloth making that i haven't done more than look at the pictures...which are totally
magnificant. try kaite.

Valerianna said...

Thanks, Grace, will do!

kaite said...

Valerianna, India Flint's book is the best one around, email her or leave a message on her blog about it, she might know more about it's availability...k.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I wandered over from Kaite's blog and just wanted to tell you how much I like this piece. Nice, soft colour. It will be interesting to see how the piece evolves.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

anne marie...yes...and it Will
evolve. it all began today. and
funny, i had been over at your
blog earlier, i don't know really
how i got there, maybe kaite too?
anyway was really liking the basic
black...then i come here and
tada. life.
thank you for your wander..g

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Grace, maybe Kaite or maybe Penny B's. Both are good friends!