Sunday, September 28, 2008

A New Toy

Saturday my son and I were supposed to go to the church picnic but, it was called off because of the rain. Well, what better to do than attend a Quilt Show?!?! We drove out to Pine Bush and stopped in for a bagel and lots of fabric and fun nifty notions. I did not intend to purchase anything but, from across the show I could see some Indian fabric that was block printed with vegetable dyes (I know because I own WAY TOO much of this fabric.....it's my fave!!!). I quickly made my way over to that booth to see what was there. I was looking and feeling all of the fabrics when I happened to look down and see what?!?!?!?! Printing blocks!!!! Oh my gosh!!! Now I was in surface design heaven!!! Well, I purchased a small paisley block and am planning on doing 'something' with it with my handwovens. The woman who ran the booth and I talked for a few minutes, that was a blast!!! Here is a picture of the block:
Isn't that awesome?!?!?!?!

I also got a chance to finish another shibori scarf. The dye just came in and I was excited to see the finished result:

I also purchased some other bright fun eye punching colors that I'm dyeing to use (pun intended) on my next project, some bamboo shibori scarves. I very well may break away from shibori after this last set for a while, I'm feeling some satin pillow covers coming on.

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