Thursday, 15 September 2011

GD: Moss (55% linen) Adobe

This is another of August creations-a gradation on a linen Moss that was sitting in my wrap cupboard, waiting for some spare time. I had some on one day, so took the opportunity to dye it.
I chose warm orangey shade against pewter grey, which belongs to warmer greys, as opposite to charcoal. I thought of those handmade, naturally sourced bricks still being manufactured and used in many parts of the world, about their earthy tones and spirit of sustainity. Also, those colours seemed perfect for the coming Fall...
The Mossy now is (hopefully) living with one mama across the big pond, and here are some pictures:

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

GD: Exotic Flowers and Burgundy hemp indios

This time two Indios with hemp, for one lovely lady from Spain.
First goes Exotic Flowers, for which one of my previous grads was an inspiration (Monsoon Flowers). That one was done on a silk Indio however, therefore overall effect was a bit different.
Nevertheless, colours worked fine for hempy too:

Then goes a Burgundy hempyt, which initially was to be a solid colour dyed, then a one colour grad, then two shades of one colour, and ended up as a three colour gradation (with three shades of -more or less-one colour).
I hope it will grow on the owner after such perturbances:)

Thursday, 8 September 2011

More Nebbia Fische-Aquamarine and Sapphire

Two other fishy wraps have been dyed, one for Jacki and one for Jeanette.
Both requests were for blue, and I managed to aquire two different results: lighter blue with slightly greenish tint (the Aquamarine):

and a darker one, the Sapphire:

I must say those wraps turned out quite difficult to dye blue-for the Sapphire, I had to add a fair amount of Jet Black to make sure the original limey green won`t affect the colour shade, as it did in case of Aquamarine.
However both look lovely and I hope their owners will like them too.

Monday, 5 September 2011

LWI: Sumatra Jade (an experiment)

There was a time in August, just a tiny bit if space in continuum, where, while waiting for some wraps to arrive, and having finished previous orders, I decided to try my hands on something new. Something that I had vague knowledge about only (just some technical details, that`s all), but I felt I could experiment with my own way of doing it, since this technique had always seemed so forgiving yet so creative!
So here`s my first Low Water Immersion adventure result, commited on a size 4 stripped Jade Spring that had been laying in the depth of my wardrobe.
It came out quite interesting! And is now in a new home, hopefully bringing some joy:)

I must say I found it refreshing, to try this new to me technique. Although I think it`s a far cry from what the true queen of LWI, Alisa does:)

Saturday, 3 September 2011

GD: Zara She Samoa

Yet another August update...and I hope Keila won`t mind the name:)
When I`m asked to dye a wrap with blues and yellows, I can`t help but drift away to some remote tropical islands-if only in my day-dreaming!
And such colours on a silky Zara always work fantastic, what with the shimmer and subtle shade shifting by the pattern...

So here`s a very uplifiting wrap for a beautiful lady and her sweet wrappee:

Friday, 2 September 2011

GD: Pamir Dingle

Another August update...

Dingle is a town situated on Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. It is a place dear to one mama`s heart, so that`s what she called this gradation. Aptly, I say, looking at the pictures of this part of Irish Atlantic coast...

I know it will be visiting its namesake region quite very often! And who knows Natalia, maybe one day you`ll meet this gentleman on one of your country walks and explain to him the wonderful benefits of using a sling with little Dingle:)

And here`s what the shorty Pamir looks now...