Here I am with the promised missing chapter . . . finally! You might remember I had to skip ahead because I couldn’t find where I stashed the silk cocoons and rods. I found the rods, but only one color of cocoons. Hmmm. I thought I ordered more, but perhaps not. (They say the mind is the first to go!) No matter, I got some more. You want to see what I did?
While waiting for the cocoons to dry, I tackled one of the silk rods. I separated layers by flexing and manipulating a rod until I could see multiple layers. I found it interesting to see that the inner layers did not get very much color from the dying process.
And here is the full piece. I’m sure you remember the infamous burning from a couple of weeks ago. I think the silk flowers improved it at least a little!
And guess what? This is the LAST technique in the book!! It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I started working my way through this book (see the first post here). Maybe the hard-to-believe part is that I’ve stuck with it. LOL!
So what happens next? I still have a dozen or so pieces that need to be finished up. I think I’ll take a short break from the Sunday Shenanigans to do that, and to contemplate what my next Sunday project will be. Folded flowers? Machine work? Painting or dyeing fabric? I’ve got a ton of books to choose from!
I’ll be back, though. You can count on it!