Here's a bracelet made from some simple materials found at home and the local craft store. The 6 large beads are made of Sculpey, Fimo, and beads from a inexpensive package off the shelf. The small spacer beads are from the same package. The polymer clay is baked in the oven at 275 degrees (instructions are on the package). The beads are strung with elastic. The possibilities are endless.
Following Dot Ebi's formula listed in the previous blog, I dyed (using Cushing Dyes) this spot on rust colored wool that I purchased from Dorr Mill. The formula used salt, which I had not done before. I was pleased with the result, but I'll probably go back to my white vinegar mordant.
Here is how the background looks once it's hooked. This is an exercise for me. I am following a color plan for this rug by teacher Peggy Hannum that appeared in the McGown Newsletter of May 2001. Peggy completed this mat in 2000. As I posted before, I've never begun a rug with a color selection completely planned by another artist. I like these results, but I can't help wondering... what would this have looked like with a deep royal purple background?.... would the yellow of the flowers with the complementary purple color be more striking?... would the yellow-green in the leaves and stems pop?
This is a journal of drawn, painted, and fiber works. I love color, light, and pattern. I am learning all the time. I enjoy exploring different mediums, but most of my work is in pastel, colored pencil, and fiber. The paintings and drawings are part of my collection unless otherwise noted, and may not be reproduced without permission of the artist.