suppose i am providing for autumn...
so this post is about sun printing again, of which i did MUCH in the last two weeks.
the Cup Shows a number stencil print, which Comes from the sampler below.
i had started to Experiment with the leftover silk paints i had in my cellar.
after some Trials i fell in love with the navy blue, which i decided to take as a Substitute for Indigo.
as i had only Little of it left, i had to buy some new
(that is always how it ends up...! when i go to the flea market for selling [i only did it once!] i come home with more stuff than i had before - and i spend all the earned Money - and more...)
i had to make an online purchase.
and guess what?
50 ml cost 3,11€
275 ml 9,31€
1 liter 25,95 € (100 ml = 2,60 €)
so, of course... my rudimentary maths said: don´t be a fool...
well, i´m sure i will use it up, one day.
and i had ordered these along with the blue (saves shipping costs;))
i might make a blanket with blue and Brown tones.
cognac, amber and rust
(well, i suppose i could have achieved the amber tone also by diluting the cognac a bit more, but anyway... - it is a bit more yellowish)
i thought i might lay a soaked Piece of fabric onto the metal garden chair.
the pattern turned out well after drying.
then lots of stencil printing...
even cardbord die cuts work quite well
i used old bed Sheets, here one with traces of mending...
and i had started to make some 6x12 (and other matching formats), too
with time i had amassed quite a stash of Patchwork pieces...
here some of them, already ironed and basted:
and i made some tinted strips (i can use them to even out unmatching parts of the quilt maybe, or Frame the edge, or...):
then i thought: it would be nice to have yarn in the same Color...
found this in my stash:
i soaked one strand in water first and then in diluted paint.
hung it to a branch over the glass to drip down the excess Color.
i really like the variegated way it turned out...
working in the garden i had a Little buddy:
i just love him (he resides under a table in a sheltering nook of our garden),
especially because he eats the slugs!
and the cat´s Food of course.
there will be a Little blog break now.
next week i´m away on a sewing retreat for a few days.
when back i plan to go with son #1 to visit son #2 for a few days in Berlin.
the man will care for house and cat, as he can´t get off from work.
if all goes fine i will be back at the end of the month.
see you then! happy summer!