Sunday, November 15, 2009

Silks painted under a November Sky

Green and silver were requested and the dye table outdoors called. It wasn't warm, and the porch was still wet from the rain of yesterday, but there was a freshness in the air and a clear light. I pulled off the 4 layers of plastic to find the table top dry with some lovely rust, green and yellow leavings from previously painted scarves. These dyes when rewet by fresh dyes enter randomly into the scarves being worked. It is magic and exciting and I wasn't cold as I worked, too fired by inspiration. But I did have to dry them with a hair dryer because they weren't going to dry. I call the scarf in the second image November Day. I'm not going to put it in the order, but will steam it and hope to post it on etsy.


Altoon Sultan said...

These are lovely, and really capture the beautiful aspects of November, especially the silvery light.

Maggie Neale said...

Yes, the silvery light. Thank you, Altoon.