twelve shades of colors

countdown to Christmas

A compilation of past and recent posts in different shades and colors as a countdown to Christmas day. Each picture is linked to its original post on this blog (mouse over and click). Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I love putting them together for this festive season.

DAY ONE: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

close-up of 3-D needle felted bird

DAY ONE: 2 Turtle Doves

L-R: 2 weeks old cochins and leghorn chicks

DAY THREE: 3 French Hens

naturally dyed eggs with flowers and leaves

DAY FOUR: 4 Calling Birds

sushi anyone?

DAY FIVE: 5 Golden Rings

yellow from eucalyptus on pre-mordant cotton

DAY SIX: 6 Geese a Laying

deep rose color from just a dip in bazilwood dyebath. This is the background that will be applied to a shibori technique

DAY SEVEN: 7 Swans a Swimming

deep fushcia pink

DAY EIGHT: 8 Maids a Milking

yellow from annato spice

DAY NINE: 9 Ladies Dancing

this is my favorite piece

DAY TEN: 10 Lords a Leaping

cochineal….a bug that gives color.

DAY ELEVEN: 11 Pipers Piping

madder roots

DAY TWELVE: 12 Drummers Drumming

blue grey background was the results of color shifting from vinegar in cochineal/madder. The design and color depicts variation and amorphorus of forms that swirls freely on the fabric, giving it a feel and sense of fluidity.

And finally, a warm wish for a bright and magical holiday season. Merry Christmas and

vibrant reddish orange from eucalyptus

…and a peaceful New Year!

Agonis theme with eucalyptus

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“A smile is worth a thousand words, live happy, felt happier, dye happiest.”

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