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Turquoise Fingers

I mixed up some dyes today so that I could squirt some dye on my white shirt that I batiked with soy wax in Rayna’s class. I now have turquoise fingers! Here is how the shirt looks. I am going to let it sit overnight and wash it out tomorrow.


Here is a closeup of one sleeve.


I also dyed some silk scarves yellow. I will batik them with the soy wax and over-dye them with some other colors.

I forgot to show you all the gorgeous Kimono fabric that I found on my trip to Santa Rosa. There is a store in Healdsburg — Yasuko — that sells clothing trimmed with Kimono fabrics. She also sells scraps of the fabric in the shop. I really miss being able to select them from the bins in the store. Here is what I came home with.



I will have lots of fun making fabric collages with these.

If you have read my blog for any time, you know that I have an on-going problem with my hair. I lost my favorite stylist back when we lived in Santa Rosa and never did find someone to replace her. Since we have lived here, I have tried two different stylists. Today, Frances, a lovely Chinese woman, cut my hair and I really like it. She listened to me. I said I don’t want to have hair I have to fuss with unless I want to. I now have a simple pixie-ish haircut. She seems to be quite knowledgeable about color, too. Mr C seemed to like it, too, which is important.

Speaking of Mr C, he is in the midst of a big project — building a fence in our backyard. A load of building materials arrived today and he has already started sawing wood. I’ll try to get some photos of the project in progress.

4 Responses to “Turquoise Fingers”

  1. Diane D. says:

    I think your shirt is going to be stunning – please wash it out soon so we can all see it!

  2. Rayna says:

    Way cool, Gerrie! Love the shirt – and you do have wonderful stamps. Yes, need a picture of the fashionable new you to round out this post!

  3. MsLizF says:

    I love the way you dyed the shirt….can’t wait to see it when its done. Do take a picture of your new haircut and post it.

  4. Deborah says:

    You must take a picture of yourself wearing the amazing shirt so we can see your new haircut!