17 September 2018

The Maine Event preparation


This is the barest of beginnings for the event. What is not pictured here are the initial nine bottles of dye concentrate and initial nine 16 oz. cups of thickened dye we used. We also used over the weekend a total of 3 gallons of print paste (clear). However, this is the very beginning.........


Water for making our MX dye solutions from the concentrate I mixed up (some colors more than once)


First of three 3 gallon pails of soda ash. Some used for pre-soaking although most people came with their fabric already prepared. Some didn't have soda ash and some had never prepared and soaked fabric before. Yes, we had one dye "virgin". She will never be the same again (smile)


The beginning of pre-soaked fabric drying.


These three screens had either black or heavily dried print paste from our "experiments" and needed washing.


Three padded 4' X 8' printing tables.


 The Art Greenhouse before the deluge.


Waiting for the crowd.


8 comments:

  1. Wowza, sign me up for such a fun event! Looks like a beautiful day for it, too. :-)

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    1. It will be a commute. I am in Maine but we had two woman from Canada who came for years. Stay tuned and see what we did. You may want to make the trip.

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  2. I admire you a lot for your energy and creativity. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Carmina. There were a lot of very tired happy women who left the Art Greenhouse

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  3. Waiting for more with great anticipation!

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    1. Just downloading some from the participants. I took so few pictures of the indigo vat.

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  4. AMAZING!!!! The prep, the time together, the aftermath....Wow!! Those are mighty big buckets of color!

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    1. And we USED UP down to one inch ALL the 3 gallons of indigo in three buckets. A 3 gallon bucket a day.

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