Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday in motion

It's Monday.
This past week I've coaxed pink from orange mushrooms.

I've begun needling that multi-colored wool and am delighted with the earthy texture it's creating.

I've put new stuff in the dye pot.

And made plans, lots of plans.
 With luck and lots of coffee (and oh man, a babysitter would be a dream come true) I might get some things done.  Time to get in motion.

Have a great week everyone.


Barbara said...

Pinks from orange is amazing! On a walk through the woods to the beach I saw a perfect yellow mushroom and it made me think of you and your blog.

Enjoy your week!


Cynthia Nicole said...

I think I look forward to your blog more than any of the many others i read. Thanks for the inspiration of your creativity in all its forms!

julochka said...

i don't know how you do it. you're clearly superwoman.


Lisa said...

Oh those pinks are very beautiful! Great dye job!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

I love all the colors! It's amazing, what you're doing --

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I LOVE those mushroom colors!!! What do you use for a mordant? I'm so jealous of the mushrooms you have up there, never find any like that around here. And the multicolor wool looks very earthy - love it!


Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Aw, thanks everybody!

julochka - not feeling like superwoman at all. I have the children cleaning their room today which has rendered me basically useless nagger for the day. Maybe tomorrow I'll earn my cape.

Pauline - I used alum as a mordant but the trick for me is to put a little (just a little or else your wool will dissolve) washing soda in the water. Time is also key, the longer it sits, the stronger the color.

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

It's crazy how these bright oranges can create such lovely pinks !! Natural dyeing is such a thrilling experience !!
Motion ... oh yes, I'd love to get in motion too ... crafty speaking for sure !

joanie said...

Your pinks are amazing as always. I love the forest floor earthiness of your multicoloured wool too.
You have your children cleaning their rooms!? In my household that alone earns you a big W for Wonderwoman.

kristin said...

ooooh, yeah, i can see you've got some big plans brewing. better heat up that coffee pot...and Lisa, i think you wear that cape everyday...x

k said...

love that earthy-ness of the wool - a perfect forest floor of greens and browns.


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