Thursday, August 14, 2014

Indigo Blues

A few months ago, I completed the sash on the right.  It's made of handspun paper cord, woven on a peg loom.  I tried several different ways of displaying it, but was never happy with the presentation.

I had some beautiful indigo dyed watercolor paper that I've been holding on to for at least a year now.  Sometimes when I get good dye results, I hate to cut the paper right away, so I hang on to it until an idea pops into my head.  I decided to work with the indigo blues idea, since this is my current frame of mind.  I cut the indigo paper with my pasta cutting machine, and started out doing a 4-4 undulating twill design from A Handbook of Weaves, but ended up changing it for more interest.

The pressed leaves were a lovely find from MECCA in Eugene.  You can buy recycled items for art projects there, and you never know what you'll find.  I was digging through the natural items basket, and found several plastic bags full of pressed leaves.  Yahoo! 


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