Monday, September 26, 2016

Just Add a Little Serendipity

I had the opportunity to try Botanical Printing at a friend's this week. We used certain leaves that have a high tannin content and water that had a high iron content to print on silk and wool. Leaves are arranged on the prepared fabrics, tightly rolled, and then steamed for a couple of hours. It was a ton of fun and so interesting to see what the result would be since there is a fair amount of serendipity involved.

Completed Silk Scarf
Close-up of Printing

While we were waiting for the bundles to steam we made felted bracelets using wool roving.

So Pretty!

Take-A-Stitch-Tuesday

Lock Stitch
Chevron Stitch

Weekly Diva Challenge

This week's challenge was to "Get Straight To It" or in other words use only straight lines for your tangles.

Tangles Used: Tipple (squares though), Carres, Xplode,
Miander, Nekton, Meer, Kathy's Dilemma, Screen
String Used: Hollibaugh

16 comments:

  1. Nice to see how many different things you are doing, I like that felted bracelet very much, lovely colors.
    Very original to make a wonky border and the use of only straight tangles!

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  2. What a delightful time you had! I especially love that bracelet. Felting is a lot of fun to do. Your tile is super, especially with Hollibaugh as a string!

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  3. The cloth preparation looks really interesting. The felted bracelet is beautiful. Good choice of straight line tangles and I like the way you used Hollibaugh as your string.

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  4. Really like how you used the Hollibaugh as your string and filled in with the out straight lined tangles! 😀

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  5. I agree with the others who like how you used Hollibaugh as the string. It was the perfect solution to the challenge. (Wish I'd thought of it!)

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  6. I do like the bracelet a lot. Your tile is beautiful as well.

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  7. Love your wonderful silk scarf! &
    Beautiful straight line tile!

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  8. Hollibaugh of course! Perfect for this challenge 😊

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  9. Funny how various crafts resonate and become popular at the same time… I've recently been at several workshops with eco dying (tiles, not fabric - yet…), dyeing silk scarves with food colour, and needle felting. I really want to try the eco dyeing on silk, and I love your felted bracelet! And I love the straight line tangles in the Hollibaugh string!

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  10. Great Diva tile! It's a nifty little sampler;-) Your fabric imprint is lovely and that bracelet is fun. Thanks so much for your visits and comments on my blog. I truly appreciate your feedback. Happy Tangling!

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  11. Wonderful variety...love the Botanical printing. I also like Tipple squared in your Diva tile. Terrific!

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  12. So many to see here ... wonderful post! Your challenge tile is wonderful! Great choice of tangles!

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  13. What fun art journeys you've been experiencing. Love the leaf dying and the lovely roving bracelet. Hollibaugh works beautifully in your piece.

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  14. I like your diva-tile :-) You also used Hollibaugh to divide the tile in sections ;-) Good choice of patterns.

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