Everything this week seems to have gone not quite right.
Firstly I have finished framed and hung on the wall , nine felt pieces. These pieces originated from a felted jacket that did not fit too well. They are simply framed in wood box frames.
I am very pleased with them but unfortunately I can photograph them in situ , due to reflections . Well I can but they don’t look so good, Perhaps non reflective glass is the answer , but that’s quite a bid deal to change them all.
Here is the best I can do.
So I have come up with a bit of a cheat.
All individually photographed and then added here one by one. On my screen this is a square , not quite as square as in real life , but so much better without the reflection of me ! I think , another frustration it’s possibly not even square for you viewers … Aargh …….
Next I got together these items , a small pot and some jewellery to dye.
I thought I would use some birch bark I collected last year. I could not find my old dye pans , they are lost somewhere in my unpacked boxes. so I used one , that I think is Aluminum. I naively thought I should boil up the broken up bark- easy.
A murky brown , not the pink colour I had been expecting. Is this the pan , or is it that on further reading I see, that I should have steeped the bark for a week- not boiled it at all. So all I can do now is leave it for a week and then see what colour it is then. Still brown I expect , but I shall just have to be patient and see.