I have noticed that my most recent natural dyed crochet covered stones and bamboo pebbles are reflecting the change in light and air that come with august in ontario. This week I can say summer is starting to slowly wave goodbye.
I was happy to check in with my fine feathered friends on Sunday morning at bookhou when I delivered a little pile of naturally dyed crochet covered stones. They are doing really well and If you are in the toronto area the show will be up for another two weeks. In fact you are all invited to the closing party on the 22nd of July from 7 to 9 pm where you will have a chance to meet geninne, arounna, myself and my friend sonia who will be visiting from france.
I crocheted a few stones for my daughter Tamara's birthday. One of them was a variation of the pudding stone and I called it the mermaids net. It is a loosely crocheted net with small opening to capture the sea glass and smooth pottery pieces that the sea gives as gifts.
If i manage to get some photographs taken in the morning I will have at least 25 stones for sale tomorrow in two installments at 9 am eastern standard time and 7 pm.There are the traditional white or off white covered stone, natural dyed stones in wonderful colors and the very wonderful natural dyed crochet covered bamboo stones in gorgeous shades of nature.
i even have a natural dyed missing pieces stone made but i am not sure i can part with it quite yet.
some eagle eyed readers caught a glimpse of one of these stones in the last post. I dyed some stones that I had already covered with white or off white coats in baths of alkanet, logwood, cutch and alder catkins. None of the stones were mordanted.
almost as fun as seeing the dye on the stones was the patterns and colors left on the paper the stones were lying on after being fetched from the pots.
some of these stones and some of the natural dyed crochet covered bamboo stones will be part of my next etsy shop update on lucky friday the 13th of may , in two installments, 7 am and 7 pm eastern standard time.
i still feel they are the roots that have anchored me here in this online arts and crafts world. They are the firm foundation upon which I have continued to build upon and be inspired by. This combination of hand made stamp of roots, stem and leaves and this onion skin dyed crochet covered sea stone really got me thinking about this connection. I do hope no one has misunderstood me. I love the fact so many people are making covered stones. I am happy if I had any part to play in this with my online tutorials and magazine instructions.
Some people have told me that I share too much and that is why some people are using this to their own advantage. I don't agree. One can not stop being who they are because a few people have no sense of morality. So I will continue to share and if you see something on line that you think is mine but is not here or in my flickr stream than perhaps you will think about what I have written.
Tomorrow I have some amazing macro shots to share with you of the spring awakening in the marsh area behind my office.