Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dyeing with Tammy

You know it's going to be a good day when the girl who designed and dyed the wool for this raven rug is teaching you!!

I spent most of Saturday at Tammy's house with my own personal dye instructor!!!

I think we dyed six different yards of wool! And in her beautiful new kitchen to boot.

She taught me spot dyeing in a casserole pan and "fantasy wool" dyeing.

Also a technique she didn't name, but we kind of floated the wool on water and added dye in spots on top.

See her blog for this: It's the Easter wool. AND all the wool we worked on is FOR SALE on her blog!!!

Doesn't this look like a Van Gogh palette? Scrumptious. If I could order a drink like this, I'll bet it would be great!?!?! Does anyone get what I'm saying? Maybe a tutti fruitti with rum!!! And a little paper umbrella in it!

This is her rug titled, "live the life you've imagined". That is exactly what I was doing yesterday with such a talented teacher working with me!!! I'm not rubbing it in~~~really! OK, maybe a little~~tee hee!!

Yesterday really fired up the creative juices in me-like I need any more help with that! I've got so many projects in my head it makes me dizzy. The visual journaling is going great too. My husband came in the door the other night and I was working on it at the dining table and he said, "this is really good for you, isn't it?" I guess he could tell by my body language I was really enjoying it and expressing myself in another way. I am doing this journal for Me. I'm doing it as a visual with the words Wanda from "The Welcome Mat" is giving us, but also as kind of a healing journal. Adding my own words and thoughts on being sick, and sick and tired of being sick and tired!! I'm trying to really explore my inner thoughts and resentment for living with chronic pain. Someone wrote, I think it was Wanda, that it seems like I'm grieving my "old life". My dear sweet husband Mickey said, we'll just to learn to do stuff with your new life and adapt to that. What a wonderful man.

Here's the cover of my journal. There are my eyes~for the visual part. Some teeth for the career that I used to have, my favorite quote: let the beauty of what you love be what you do, some gardening gloves, wool strips from hooking and of course lots of BLING!

Have a wonderful week.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in order.
John Burroughs.


Gayle said...

LOVE your journal! And the wools you & Tammy dyed are so yummy! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Hooked on Primitives said...

FUN!!! WOW, such gorgeous wool, make me want to get out my pan!! Thanks for sharing!!! Cathy

TamboinMO said...

Now let's see what kind of mischief we can make today!

PCarriker said...

Hi! How fun that someone from where I live saw the article in Art Journaling!! I have bought yarn several times at Simply Fibers, was knitting purses for awhile. Your blog looks amazing! Thank you for stopping by mine:-)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Sherri ~ your wool looks great ~ good teacher ~ wish I were close by you two!! And I love your journal cover ~ it looks like you're on your way!!! Alice

Joshua said...

Oh my gosh, I wish I lived closer so I could come "dye" with you two...the wools are beautiful!!!! Have a great evening...xoxo Josh in TN