It has been a challenging summer here in the Hollow. Molly spent most of July and half of August working as a TA in summer school so I was down a pair of hands in the studio. But we managed to get stuff done anyway.
The beaded lace bracelet from the beginning of July got finished and also an even more fabulous leather and beaded lace cuff. I used teal leather and a wonderfully fringed ivory lace to make a cuff bracelet that evokes the glamour and swing of the Roaring 20’s. The goblins are pleased with both of them – they are so sparkly and decadent!
We drafted a pattern for a Goblin Frock and ice dyed some linen to make a trial run with. We haven’t gotten around to actually cutting the fabric yet. It is so pretty just as it is.
Speaking of which, next week I will start listing ice dyed fabric yardage in the Etsy shop. Individual lengths of fabric will be available until we sew them into Goblin Frocks pr Smocks or Tunics.
This week, I listed 10 new ice and alchemy dyed Hemp Rayon Jersey Scarves in the Etsy shop. If you see one you like, snap it up soon because the last batch sold out within a week.
The goblins love it when they hear the smart phone go “Cha-Ching!” It means they can order new fabric to do more ice dyeing!
And here’s a final photo of the patterning on my favorite from the last batch of ice dying we did. The greens are wonderful here!
Did I say something about July being slow in the studio? Well, it certainly hasn’t been slow in the house! Summer always seems to bring its own brand of chaos and no matter how hard I try, I just can’t impose and sense of order on it. Hence the blog silence lately.
Anyway – I wanted to announce that next Saturday, August 9th, I will be teaching a Rust and Ice Dying class for the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam, NY. I will lead people in an exploration of using two natural processes to add color to fabric; oxidation and melting. Students will take home a rust dyed scarf (scarf provided by me) and an ice dyed item of their choice – a tee shirt, some fabric yardage – anything you want to dye provided it is a cellulose fiber (cotton, rayon, bamboo, hemp, linen or a blend of any of those. )
The class is $19.00 for members of the Arts Council or $22.00 for non-members. If you decide to come, be prepared to return to the classroom later in the day or early in the following week as the ice dyed items will need to be stationary as the ice melts. People can take their rust dying scarf packet at the end of class.
I’ve spent the last few days taking photos and uploading items into GoblinsMarket on Etsy.
If you are looking for the perfect summer gift for yourself or others, you will find some Ice dyed and Alchemy dyed jersey scarves. The fabric is a sustainable organic hemp rayon which takes the dye beautifully. They are unbelievably soft with gorgeous drape and they don’t wrinkle easily, which makes them the perfect vacation accessory.
I also listed some gorgeous beads that I bought this spring. There are some really beautiful Venetian style beads in shades of purple, firey orange and a mouth watering avocado green.
I also listed some clearance beads and some beads that have been hanging around the studio waiting to be photographed for a while. You can find all the new beads in the Czech glass section of GoblinsMarket on Etsy.
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