Baby Steps… but still getting there. I have another wall finished in the “art supply” room. The chartreuse wall. A very bright spot of color, the rest will all be light aqua. I have a couple more boxes sorted… progress.
I finally got brave and after letting my last paint layer on the “Grapes” silks cure for a week +, then heat setting the crud out of them and letting them cure for another week – I washed them!
Success, much better color retention and much more the look I was going for. The resist is washed out too and worked very well.
Cloth 2 with it’s sharper look.
And the detail.
I’m quite pleased with them. Now to decide what is next. More paint? Some quilting or stitching? Hummm….
I’ve mentioned my knitting project – the “Mermaid” sweater. A kit and pattern by Hanne Falkenberg and how I swapped out her yarns for ones that are a bit softer. I finally have enough knit to show you all three colors. The rows are long as it is knit from side to side and the edge you are seeing is the I-cord front, left edge (gold) and the beginnings of the shawl collar (navy and purple). The yarn is Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Wool and I’m very pleased so far. Granted, I still have a long way to go but it will be a joy!
And now I’m off to fix dinner; herb marinated game hen – with herbs from my indoor herb garden.
Planted 4 weeks ago today. Yes, this is such a cool toy I succumbed and got a 2nd one for salad greens, I planted it yesterday. Who needs the grocery store? 😉