Monthly Archives: March 2012

Eco prints with dried flowers

I like fresh flowers. During the winter, I saved roses and carnations from bouquets until I had enough to make a print. When the chuppah needed a break from me, I made another eco print from the dried blooms. I … Continue reading

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Chuppah Poetry: Final Verses!

All the elements in the chuppah work together, integrating meaning and feeling, like words in a poem..the top, the sides, the corners, the appliques, the colours, the fabrics, the textures….   Those yards of edge -sewing thirty two ribbons… all … Continue reading

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Assembling the Chuppah: Almost Done

“Chuppah” means “that which covers or floats above ” ( cf. The New Jewish Wedding, Anita Diamant) Silk organza and silk chiffon float nicely but they are not so easy to sew. Boy, do they slip and slide and stretch… … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Leaves Make A Rainbow For The Chuppah

For the British family contribution to the chuppah, lovely Cousin Pam in Ilkley sent me these near-evergreen leaves from her March garden near the “tops” . I am not sure of all of their names but they include (I think) … Continue reading

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Red Cabbage Kinder Chemistry 3

A bit of FYI The dyes in Red Cabbage are sensitive to shifts in pH. By altering pH, I hoped to obtain colour variation. I used a meter to test pH. So to review last session, but this time throwing … Continue reading

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Red Cabbage Kinder Chemistry Update

After two days of solar soaking in their jars on a sunny windowsill, the Red Cabbage and strips of alum-acetate mordanted silk organza looked like this: Left, water only; centre, water and acid/vinegar; right, water and alkali/ammonia (water, 250 ml; … Continue reading

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Liebster Blog Stars

Connie Rose has honoured me with the Liebster Blog award. I, in turn, would like to recognize the following five artists whose blogs motivate and inspire me: http://constancerosedesigns.blogspot.com/ From England, Jenny Dean at Wild Colours, for the books, the blog … Continue reading

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