Friday, April 24, 2009

I am so excited, because the banner for advertising the FAE Team exhibition this month (May Queen) has one of my headpieces in it (and thus my own head!). Its a really pretty banner, don't you think (its a little cut-off in this post)? If anyone wants to view the handmade items made by people who are fantasy lovers, just click on this link: There are some very pretty items, including three of my own! So go check it out, you won't regret it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dyeing to be Natural

For my colloquium project, my group members and I created natural dye. We soaked pieces of fabric in salt water or vinegar, then we boiled plants that we found or bought. I picked some Rhododendrons and got bark and pine cones, we also boiled onions, oranges, Rosemary, pine needles, lake weed, and berries. It was interesting, and stunk really bad! The only dyes that turned out good were the purple onions, oranges, pink Rhododendrons, and some sort of berry. I would like to see what blackberries and blueberries would do, they seem like it would make good colors.
Pictured: the pink Rhododendrons (at least that's what I think they are!)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tribal Goddess!

I absolutley love natural colors, and this headpiece/circlet is all about nature. The antiquated bronze and earth green beads are perfect in the forest, it will just blend right in! So for all the elves and warrior-maidens out there, this one is perfect!