First a reminder:  Today is the Artist’s Reception at the The Brush Art Gallery and Studios for The Little  Black Dress!
256 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852  between 2 to 4 PM.

They are located in the building behind the Visitor Center on Market Street. Parking is available in the lot at 304 Dutton St, Lowell, MA 01852 (follow signs for Visitor Center).

Also!  First eco print of the season!  Better late than never!

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This is the only one I opened. I’ll wait another day  before opening others. This one was mordanted last October with alum and soy milk (three dips), then another this year in alum. Steamed for about three hours.  Not washed yet but it shouldn’t lose any discernable quality or color.

Also class begins on Monday for:

Intro to Eco Printing

Topics Include:

Scouring vs. Other Cleaners

Overview of Mordants and Influencers

Fibers: Cotton, Linen, Silk, Wool

Plants for Dye

Plants that Print

Methodology: boiling, steaming, burying

We will meet three days in a row.

Day 1: You will come to class with fabric pre-mordanted.  We will make tannins and dyes; forage for plants, prepare them for contact printing; dip fabric in whatever influencers you choose. Dye some fabric. Print on cotton or linen.

Day 2:  Print on silk and/or wool.

Day 3: Unveil our logs!

Class Fee: $50.

$15 supply fund

***Another Workshop Scheduled for September 12 – 14th. email me if iterested. jujujan@verizon.net

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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