"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Wednesday 16 September 2009

Ametrine and blackberries

One of my textile art pieces made it into two flickr galleries this week. One of the galleries is a celebration of the gem stone Ametrine

I didn't know this before but Ametrine is so called because it is part Amethyst and part Citrine so you can see purple and yellow/orange in the same stone. Isn't nature wonderful!

These colours together - pink, purple, yellow and orange - are the colours I associate with the warm Indian Summer we are enjoying at the moment

1. Ametrine 2. Peace & Serenity for Joe & Doreen, Health & healing.......ALWAYS! 3. Springtime Heaven 4. Mixed Media Textile Art 5. Mystery Mandala 6. Trace 7. Stepping stones 8. Etched Pezzottaite 9. 50 - OLHARES DE FEVEREIROS - Aquarela de Sonia Madruga - pintada com √°gua de chuva. 10. Zinnia 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' 11. IMG_0866 12. Sunset over East Campus

My textile piece is number 4

Thank you to all artists for their amazing images in the Ametrine gallery

Now onto my natural dyeing with blackberries. I posted some of these pictures on Love Stitching Red but, for completeness, I wanted to post them here too

The fabrics have been in the tub for around 3 days and have now turned a bit more purple than red

The tiniest spots of white mould started to appear after three days so I couldn't have left the fabrics soaking any longer. After thoroughly washing and rinsing the fabrics all trace of the mould disappeared with no taint

I was really happy to get pinky red mauves

and also heather purples and truer purples with a slight blue tone

Here, I've left the fabrics on the airer to dry. I will show you them soon

The last piece is tie dyed with faded pink rings which is quite pretty

Thank you for looking!


murgelchen said...

These colors are just fantastic. I love your


qwerty said...

Those colours are magical! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

WOW. Great colors. Love all the pink with a hint of purple. Very nice mosaic. Congrats.

AeFondKis said...

Hi Carolyn, lovely Indian Jewel colours.
Well done for having your work recognized
in two flickr galleries!

Lynn Cohen said...

Wow, your piece is exquisite and what a wow to be in this group of like colors, True gems all.

Anonymous said...

I have spotted custard! He blends in with all those wonderfull colours......happy to be pink.
Bye love from Carol.

Pom Pom said...

Thank you for the lovely look! Those pinks - so princess-y!
I love your #4 and of course I love that zinnia! Wow!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Wow Carolyn the blackberries did the trick! Scrumptious colors. And congrats on your piece on Flickr.

Check out the Giveaway on my blog today!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Thanks for your vote on my painting, Carolyn! Please send me your mailing address so I can send out your notecards!

Kate said...

Loving the colour combinations in that gallery - beautiful! Your hand-dyed fabrics are gorgeous too...


Thank you for all your kind comments. It's lovely to hear from you all x

Ruth Rae said...

you know if your just going to stash these you can always send some my way ;o)

Kathryn said...

Hey, i left you a comment yesterday but i can't rememeber what i commented on (oops). I was just wondering if i could email you a few questions or write them on here?
Sorry and Thankyou :)


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