Since we had a snow day yesterday--the drifts in some areas are house sized!--i decided it might be time to use up the last of the leaves i have stored in the fridge. The oak has been in there for 2 months, the japanese maple at least one, and shipped from a generous friend in another province, and the osier, well, i'm pretty sure it was the beginning of Oct when i put it in there...
Still works! Rather than "waste" larger chunks of silk and cotton, i used small strips and tested various combinations.
Pinks and purples from the japanese maple and warm caramels from the oak, with clear definition still!
Fooled around a bit when making chili the other night too: every time i've cooked dry beans and poured off the water (i cook and rinse 3 times at least so no gassy emissions are imminent :) ), i've wondered if the resulting pink would "stick" to fabric. Yup. While it would be a pain to do enough deliberately to do any quantity, i suppose one could keep scraps in the kitchen and build the library slowly!
I do need to test the lightfastness though, so into the stoodio window it will go. I'm sure enough sunlight comes through the heavy layer of frost it gets in there...........
And since i can never quite get the japanese maple to really print clearly, i messed a bit with placement effects--they make a great resist!
More listings added to the shop--remember the big clearance sale is still on! (If you've read the WOW article, some of these would be perfect for the tute i taught there :) ) Don't forget your discount code of MAPLE for 10% off all maple listings, and NOTMAPLE for 15% off not maple. Help me clear the shelves and buy winter boots (2 pairs) for my DogFaced Girl :)
And oops, though there are no pics today of the stitching, it is advancing, continuing, increasing and progressing!