I’ve found if I quickly plug in my camera’s memory card, before the printer remembers it’s not working….. I can down load photos! 🙂
I wanted to post photos of Raggedy Ellie. She is now residing in Portland, with her new companion (who tries to eat her).
Remember the first photo?
Then she got hair….. madder dyed alpaca.
And clothes…. first her dress and bloomers
Then her apron
It was fun making her for Ellie…… and making it all out of naturally dyed and eco printed materials.
Here she is with her namesake…..
I have also been dyeing some raw silk, for dresses. Although, I dyed them before I got my ‘Tina Givens’ patterns…. and there is going to have to be some creative piecing, to get the fabric to fit the patterns. Silly me. Next time I’ll wait until the patterns arrive before dyeing/printing the fabric!
The solid colors are from cochineal and avocado pits (purple) and turmeric/soapnut (yellow)
This one I had rolled in an old window screen, hoping to get some cool rust patterns in it. Almost worked. I think that the screen was too fine. Next time I’ll use screening with a larger mesh.
I have also dyed an old cotton tee-shirt (which I am wearing right now) and another sleeveless silk shirt and a long raw silk shift. Will get photos of all of these in the next post. Hopefully along with the dress, or dresses, that the above silk is destined for!