I have been off line so long you all must think I drowned in all of the spring rains I was complaining of! It has been a summer devoted more to design than to art, and I write slightly more frequently about that work on my other blog, http://lfntextiles.blogspot.com. However, with a show scheduled at Patina Gallery in Santa Fe this October I am beginning to weave again in earnest and will begin posting about that soon.
Earlier in June, however, we did have the natural dye workshop with Michele Wipplinger that I had posted about. It was fascinating to be able to produce such a broad range of colors from her natural dye extracts. We had participants from New York, Nepal, and Senegal, Docey Lewis having brought in colleagues from these places to catch up on dye technology. Keith Recker, editor in chief of Hand/Eye magazine was among us too. We worked in the lovely little Sarah Campbell Blaffer pottery studio in New Harmony, well lit and surprisingly well suited to our task. We had some glorious cool sunny days and were able to spread out yarns out under a shade tree to dry. And I want to point out the great fashion statement in the long red & yellow gloves!