Sunday, 17 June 2012

alabama chanin organic cotton

some while ago the kind folk at Alabama Chanin
sent me a piece of their lovely organic cotton jersey
so that i could play on it with colour
it feels like whipped cream
i was so delighted with it
that i immediately ordered Natalie Chanin's latest book
which is simply wonderful on all counts - content, design, philosophy
[there's a wonderful line in it about "loving your thread"]

i cut some of it into smaller pieces [the jersey, not the book]
pre-soaked and marked and drew on them with
various substances [mostly from the kitchen]
and some from those brews of metal and vinegar
that fester away in jars
rowed along the wall of workroom

a few months have intervened
[life getting in the way etc]
allowing the mordants to cure very nicely

today i am dyeing
fortunately [and just like Anne of Green Gables]
with an 'e'


  1. ...holding breath...let me know when to exhale.

    p.s. I like your swingtag "luck is with the well prepared."

  2. What a combo - Alabama Chanin and India Flint - fabulous!

    Regarding wonderful fibers, what is the fiber content of the wonderful tube you sent to me?


  3. Can't wait to see what you make of it!

  4. so good to read you'r dyeing with in e.........have fun.

  5. india, the "e" does make all the difference.

    wearing 'whipped cream cotton' sounds heavenly.

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