Saturday, October 30, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
After the silk I randomly dyed old vintage French linens for several hours in the dyebath. Initially they seemed to go aubergine - however, once rinsed in cold water turned a definite donkey grey. Not at all expected but really lovely all the same!
I then immersed some fine wool cloth which had an off white tone to it - this must have influenced the final outcome..Once left overnight, having added more salt and more vinegar it came out as a dark camel..I then machine washed it on a normal 40degree cycle and it came out completely khaki!!!! What?? Now that was a real surprise..you can see in the photo above the full range of colours I achieved from the one dye pot!
once boiled for an hour to a deep purply red liquor I added a large amount of salt as a fixative and also some malt vinegar . Whether the vinegar was needed I wasn't sure but it was worth a try..First I took some plain undyed habotai silk which took the dye perfectly. The colour was as expected a rich berry burgundy shade. Stunning!
Monday, October 25, 2010
the winning entry will be selected using random.org on Monday 1st of November..
The winner will be randomly selected using http://www.random.org/ on the 1st November and I will then send the chosen prints free anywhere in the world to the lucky winner..
To enter all you have to do is:
1. Guess what the picture above is..Then post a comment here with your answer leaving your name and email address (without using the @ symbol to avoid any spam -
for example 'lilydove at hotmail.com')
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With each entry I will allocate a number which will identify you as the winner should your number come up in the draw.
All the best!!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Just peeped into the Yves Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2011 show at Paris Fashion Week - Chic Chic Chic or what!..Love the simplicity and pure elegance..
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
it uptown, take it downtown - take it everywhere!!
Monday, October 18, 2010
top left - 'A little prayer for renewal' by EllaKSverdlov
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
this weave is constructed with ripped and slashed dupion silk and contrasted with a grey cotton tape. I love the boho texture it gives - let me know what you think..