Color on Wood

The same cold water, fiber reactive dyes¬†from Dharma Trading Co. that I have long used for dyeing textiles also dyes wood. Above you can see some 1/8 in. maple slices. I love the way the color accentuates the grain. At right are 1/8″ birch plywood samples. The...

New Color for Fall

The leaves are just starting to turn, but polymer clay and colored inks are providing the ongoing bursts of color happening at my house right now. Click the image to see all three in the slideshow. A new batch of etched brass beads looks like antique brocade and sari...
Wonderful Watercolor Fun

Wonderful Watercolor Fun

We didn’t do the usual Springtime Dyeing Days marathon with shibori and tiedyed textiles and clothing. I have plenty of both for the moment, and have been working on overpainting, adding metallic accents, and taking the textiles I have already dyed to the next...
Home again, home again!

Home again, home again!

After a lovely visit in Ohio, we’re back to work in Colorado, getting all sorts of projects moving along. Starting some, finishing others; and moving all through the artistic pipeline we call life here in Longmont! We’ve got a couple of annual events that...
Winding Down, and Winding Up!

Winding Down, and Winding Up!

The year 2013 is coming to a close, as is the last semester in my degree program at Front Range Community College. My Media¬† Graphic Design degree is within reach, and I have enjoyed all the art classes there so much that I’m going to continue to take a few here...
Tarting Up the Textile Pages

Tarting Up the Textile Pages

Today’s page restoration here at the Polyclay Gallery includes Our Dyeing Days, the story of our annual color marathon, Shibori info, and the Tiedye Gallery page with more than 100 pics from years past. Clothespins make a great resist, creating little squares...