Two new very slow cloths are beginning to evolve–initially scraps stitched together to insure they didn’t disappear into the dyed scrap vortex. And now they’re holding story of sorts. Not sure at this point where they’re headed. Maybe free motion stitching filled in a la “Khaos?” Maybe not. Still unfolding. But they’ve whispered their names:
Good Seed Rising ~ 24″ x 14″
I’m ambivalent about Marking Time–maybe because it seems so literal? but as I study it on the screen, I’m seeing something in the center, in the gray rectangle. It looks like a bird.
And just a word on this whole eco dyeing process. It’s amazing. Yesterday I spotted a sourwood tree that was little and very accessible. Not in anyone’s yard. In fact, it was in a dead-end alley that I drove down simply because I had a feeling. And there it was. Sourwood. The tree that gets so large, harvesting leaves requires a ladder. But I’ve seen the amazing marks the leaves leave. And I’ve turned into a dangerous driver trying to locate them.
So this. A cross section of another silk scarf. Toned down with a soak in water holding rusty objects. Initially it was really blue. Heading out in a bit to harvest a few more leaves. This time will let the scarf dry before I decide on the color. Sumac leaves are proving the resist. Unintentionally.