|Empty Dye Squirt Bottles|
The photos describe the process of dyeing and cutting up t-shirts for rugs. I am working on a commission (with the emphasis on mission) for a woman who wants four rag rugs that match her Fiestaware. Being a Fiestaware owner myself, I am fully aware of their glory. I feel there is even more pressure to nail it. At any rate, I have a busy week ahead cranking these rugs out. I'll definitely post pictures of the final product. I have to mention that dyeing is always a kick. I am entirely in love with color. Dyeing at Nido Studio (http://nidoartstudio.com/Nido_Art_Studio/Nido.html) is like dyeing eggs times a thousand. Thanks Lisa for your help in this process.
My quilt donated to Abe's pre-school was live auctioned this past Saturday. Inevitably, there was a heated bidding war which resulted in the two rival parties mounting the stage and engaging in a tug-o-war. Their fervent shouting of "mine" was only stifled by the ripping of my beloved quilt in half--dead center.*
I have "To Do" lists scribbled in every notebook, summer shows are filling my calendar, a secret society newly formed, and stories are written in my head. When I get a quiet moment, I'll flush them out on paper. For now, I will pick up my scissor and snip away at Tees and then weave like the wind! Stay tuned. . .
*Story may be exaggerated for effect.
|Shirts Awaiting Dye Having Been Soaked in Soda Ash|
|Stack of Dyed Shirts|
|Shirts Drying on Line (detail)|
|Shirts On A Line|