Archive | August, 2011

Texas ball moss leno

25 Aug

Here’s my sample scarf testing the material sett for weaving a larger shawl with my cotton/polyester dyed with Texas Ball Moss.

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Lichen scarf earns fair ribbon

19 Aug

Yahoo! Lichen scarf wins Crafts & Hobbies category in Blanco County Fair. Warp is Texas Parmotrema Austrosinese (unwhiskered ruffle lichen) soaked in alcohol. Weft is same lichen simmered in water.

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No black yet

18 Aug

Well, I got some nice tannin golds from the persimmon. I used a bit of iron with one skein. They are displayed on top of a southern Lao cotton blanket. These skeins are destined to be over dyed with drought lichen to see what other color combinations lurk here in my valley.

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Going for brown or black!

18 Aug

Here’s the preliminary silk color on the right from the search for persimmon black. Can it happen?

 

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Soaking persimmons so they can be crushed

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Fermenting persimmons for the color

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Colors on silk blank and on silk yarn skein, worth the ferment!

 

Persimmon Gold

4 Aug

Here’s the latest dye experiment with Texas Persimmons. This was the fermentation dip method.

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Starting anew on Word Press

3 Aug

Hi folks, I’ve jumped again to another blog format….for weaving sake here is one of my latest commissions. ┬áIt was designed to go above a fireplace and I think the limestone wall shows off the many colors of the mohair.

Hello world! Working on figuring Word Press blog out!

3 Aug

More dye photos and fabric on the loom soon!

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