Tuesday, July 19, 2011
High humidity! It's good for...
When I woke up today the humidity was over 90%. Not a fun day outside unless...you are a tropical plant. The hibiscus on my deck is loving the heat and humidity. It has more blooms than I have ever seen on it's little branches. Just gorgeous to look at from my air conditioned house.
It is also perfect weather for rust dyeing fabric. I dug through my stash and found some fabric that was dyed and some fresh new white fabric, some silk and some cotton. It is all wrapped in plastic on my driveway right now. Do you think my neighbors wonder about me? The answer is, Yes! Now I am hoping it doesn't rain before it has time to leave an impression.
I have two different grates, some rail road spikes, an old pan, a popcorn popper (the metal kind you would use in a fireplace), and a few nails and washers. Don't know what I will use these fabrics for in the future but I couldn't pass up the chance to make something.
Now it's time to do some inside art while I cool off a little. The 'feels like' temperature is 101, not my favorite time of the year. I need to make an artist trading card for an exchange. I plan to make something with metal to practice what I learned in my class at the Minnesota Quilt Show.
Have a creative day!