Saturday, February 23, 2008

It Finally Snowed


I knew we were due for a big snowfall at some point, and on Friday it finally came. All day. I think we got about 5 inches or so. But like all the other snowfalls, it ended with sleet/rain to give it that nice dangerous glaze of ice.
So now the dog can walk on it, as he's not fond of walking in it, as you can see. But the trees certainly do look beautiful.


On Monday I was able to do some dyeing. Here is a piece from last summer that needed more oomph, so I used freezer paper circles as a resist and then screen printed.
It was looking pretty good when I took the freezer paper off, and then, of course, I had to wash it.
Here it is after washing. (Once again, ignore the background. You know my design wall is treacherous.) This is pretty true to color and still seems a bit light to me, so now I'm trying out small squares that I might fuse on, although I am really trying to work "whole cloth." I'm planning to embroider some large circles--maybe orange--but I'm not sure that will be enough. Maybe I should screen on some dark circles when I have workshop space in a couple weeks.
Here is a detail. What do you think? Does it need more color? Let me know.
It also needs a name. Hmmm. . .some pieces are easier than others.

3 comments:

Kyra said...

What an interesting circle pattern! Just learned of your blog - look forward to seeing other quilts. I'm like you - enjoy the art and story quilts!

Best, Kyra
www.BlackThreads.blogspot.com

Vivien said...

I think this is wonderful! I really love the red and the circles.

Rachel said...

Thanks for your comments Kyra and Vivien. You can see I have finally blogged about my more recent activities. Plus, there is more to come, I promise.