Your colors aren’t bright enough…..

26 Jan

Gah, trying to educate gallery managers on natural dyes is a never ending conversation. My latest rug came home with me instead if hanging in the gallery because of color issues. One just had to keep educating!

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In the meantime, this handwoven natural dye rug is available direct from the weaver and hand dyer.

“River Running Dry”
50″x30″
$800 + tax/shipping. Leicester Longwool, natural dyes as indicated below.
Ready to hang!

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4 Responses to “Your colors aren’t bright enough…..”

  1. Liz January 26, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    it’s a different aesthetic … like trying to explain a Hill Country meadow to an East Coast gardener. Never fear, those who truly appreciate it will find their way to you.

    • debmcclintock January 27, 2015 at 12:07 am #

      Liz, oh so true, and we lived in Delaware for 20 years so I get the cultural palette difference. As I work thru local natural colors I will increase their saturation and work on color palettes that are not so gentle to appeal to the Texan market. But since this is a teaching blog I thought it worth mentioning the issue. Natural dyers of the past used chrome, mercury, titanium, zinc and other hard metals to push/pop colors. I chose to skip the metals and keep the natural dye safer for me. One does have to make those market/health choices.

  2. Sandra Rude January 27, 2015 at 11:14 pm #

    The colors are gorgeous. It’s the gallery person who isn’t bright enough…

    • debmcclintock January 28, 2015 at 1:52 am #

      thanks Sandra, I think she has a color preference for bright….and doesn’t know enough yet about natural colors to fit them into her gallery plan. It’s my job to educate and continue to promote natural dye art pieces. Without dinging the chemical dyes….

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