Friday, July 06, 2012

Stained hands

I made this yesterday, a book of paper that was quite imperfect. You can't tell anymore from the outside and some pages are fine, but others show all their errors.
I had to move the scarves to make room for another dress.
I'm not crazy about how it turned out so I'm only showing a corner for now.
Last night I was up until 4am. Partly because I decided at 1am to start grinding and cooking cochineal. I strained this morning.
The last dress will be from three different colored sheets that were all dunked in cochineal dye.
But no mordants, so you know what will happen sooner than later! Three new residents, all writers, arrived today. I've been too holed up in my studio to be able to meet and greet but they all seem nice.


Velma Bolyard said...

nice color, if fugitive...and the dyeing going on here...divine...

Velma Bolyard said...

and the dress design, also divine-