Saturday, July 12, 2014

QC6 Day 13

Today was another partial "outing" day, but I did get a few things done.  I'll start with some pictures of yesterday's wash-outs that were laundered this morning. This is the set of 10 napkins dyed red.  I'm thinking of these for Christmas, and made print a holiday motif in the corner above the lace, but those screens are at home so that's it on this piece for now.
On Day 11 I made a small log cabin collage in neutral fabrics to try a process by Anna Buzzalino called Quilting and Dyeing Serendipity (Quilting Arts video).  The work is pieced and quilted using a variety of fabrics before dyeing, so you're not quite sure what you will get.  Different fabrics react differently to the dye.  Here is how mine turned out.  Although at least 24 hours old, the blue dye was not as spent as I expected so I did a lot of rinsing in hot water to lighten it before the final wash with synthropol which helps set the dye.  The 2nd picture is the back where you can see the quilting a little better; there was polyester thread in the bobbin which doesn't take the dye.

Our outing today was to Center Sandwich where the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen have a shop and were sponsoring a Fiber Arts Fair.  It was a beautiful day, sunny and in the 70s.  It was not a large fair but was fun and interesting.  There were animals - an alpaca and sheep, and demos on spinning, weaving, hand stitching and jewelry making.
Then we walked across the street to The Corner House Inn for lunch - we try at least once a summer to have "a sandwich in Sandwich" as Elizabeth's dad used to say.
The brick building is on the road just outside of town.  Also on the way home we stopped to take a picture of this new fence, and hadn't noticed before the owl sitting on the left end.
There was a bright red sun this evening at sunset, but it was impossible to capture with the camera.   The best I could do was the reflection on the water.

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