Monday, September 6, 2010

birch bark and violas


rayon and silk velvet
silk and rayon and silk
ice flowers: violas, wrapped, in the sun and pickle vinegar, one week
sunday country road trip to the birch bark bookshop
monday: evidence
look up
and around
glad to know which tree this is!!!

16 comments:

deanna7trees said...

beautiful trees, scrumptious fabric...

kaite said...

beautiful colours, love the mottley look, is the birch bark going to be a dye stuff? i like how the birch bark matches the dog...k.

T said...

Yes, without a number on it we might not know what to call it, and that would be such a shame. Why on earth do they need to number a tree?

Incredible colours in your fabric velma

xt

Velma said...

the birch was on slu campus, so maybe it has some special college tree???

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

violas...how many did it take?

that reminds me of a jumprope rhyme

Velma said...

a handfull? frozen.

Deb G said...

I didn't get to the indigo this weekend (I keep reading different directions and getting befuddled), but I did freeze a handful of petunias and violas. That makes me want to jump right up and go do something with it....

jude said...

everybody is dyeing. i feel left out.

Velma said...

join in. come up and we'll make dye!

Velma said...

ha! i have hooligans tomorrow! yikes!

neki desu said...

for a tropical girl birches are the epitome of trees.
i'm not dyeing :( come join me jude.

Velma said...

or neki come to the grest white north and dye away. only it's gold/green now.

birches are elegant, even (or especially #7)

Are you curious about me? said...

Can you dye cloth with birch bark?

~ Julie

Velma said...

you ca try, i'm guessing it's the regular old yellow/tan. anyone else? when i need bark dyes, i go for apple (yellow) or hemlock (rust). i usually use bark for paper or basketry.

Susan said...

Ha,ha. Sisters-in-birch!

layers said...

love the colors and textures of your cloth and dyes and what can be found in nature all connected.

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