Saturday, June 8, 2013

fiber thinking

 top fiber: slippery elm
bottom fiber: hollyhock
slippery elm, hollyhock
slippery elm
hollyhock
potential

14 comments:

Fiona Dempster said...

That word potential V - sums them up beautifully! I love them as they are...but know they hold promise of more.

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, i love the scene in pretty woman when one woman says to another "you think i got potential?" (yes, i've seen that one a few times...my daughter was that age)

Valerianna said...

I love them also, just as they are, little fiber bundles. But look forward to seeing the end result of the potential you see in them.

Velma Bolyard said...

me, too. i was hunting plants for ecoprinting, and just had to include these fibers in my haul.

Valerianna said...

And... if you feel a sore throat coming on, you can chew on your slippery elm while printing :)

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, if i get a sore throat NOW, i will scream which you will hear all the way to new hampshire!

ronnie said...

how lovely.... I keep trying to picture these both in their plant form... and imagining how they become fibre.... its all a big mystery to me... but I loves what I sees!

Wyn Vogel said...

These are gorgeous pieces of fibre - can hardly wait to see what you merge them into!! Whoo!!

Valerianna said...

Oh... right, you're finally feeling BETTER. Didn't mean to dredge up recently passed illnesses!

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, i just leave the hollyhock stalks and let them field ret. the slippery elm grown in my perennial border like a weed, so i trim it and harvest the bark! easy!
wyn, thanks, wyn, we'll see!
valerie, it's ok, i might start chewing as prevention!

Barry said...

V-I love the bundles - primitive and full of texture and promise. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, one way to keep them from under control (sort of)

neki desu said...

it's all in the potential :)

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, i do believe you know what you're talking about.

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