Friday, August 10, 2007

Natural Dyes: Stocking the Verb Store

Hello! I have been working away on the Fall 2007 color palette. Here, is a sneak peak.

The line-up from left to right:
1. madder, cutch, cochineal, and fustic
2. fustic and logwood grey
3. cutch, logwood grey, cochineal, and an iron dip

Check back for more to come. Tomorrow, we are going to heat up the indigo pot.

I can not believe the impact my mini-vacation to the River had on me. It's amazing what a little time away does. I feel completely invigorated.

Last night was my last spinning class at Deep Color Studio, my teacher Claudia is retiring. On one hand it is sad, i have spent alot of time there and Claudia taught me to spin, which obviously has changed my life. On the other hand, I am always interested to see what may rise in its place. Maybe we'll have to start a spinning studio in Oakland.... hmmmmm.

Back to work! I have not knit a single stitch today!


cpurl17 said...

I was sad to hear the retail part of Deep Color Studio is closing. Sigh. Maybe a Verb For Keeping Warm studio is next??

Anonymous said...

Let's get together and have lunch soon. I think we should talk about the idea of a retail store in the East Bay and how we can mutually support each other. Email me, okay?

CassieMarie said...

Those are Beautiful rovings, in my favorite colors!! I can't wait to see what you make with them!

Marlowe said...

I'm sorry to have missed the last spinning class with Claudia and a chance to see everyone. Your dyeing is lovely. I want to set up my indigo pot but my building is being painted and there are paint flakes everywhere.

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