Monday, February 8, 2010
Printing on Herringbone and Forcing Quince
While the east coast is buried in snow, the Pacific Northwest is running ahead of schedule as far as spring is concerned. So much so, that the quince in our yard bloomed simultaneously with prunings from the bush that I had brought inside a week ago. But the color of the inside blooms is significantly paler than those on the bush -- almost like apple blossoms (closer to the color in the second photo). Very lovely.
Oh, and by the way: mystery solved! The bush with the beautiful yellow--and very fragrant, I might add--blossoms is called "Edgeworthia." The name was supplied by Lesley, who lives in the UK and has the very interesting and fun blog, Printed Material , which I was delighted to discover via her comment on the mystery plant.
Well, Lotta (of wonderful Inleaf) who is a relief printer extraordinaire and a wonderful textile artist, requested photos of my weekend efforts on fabric. So here are a couple from my experiment on a warm grey and black herringbone weave. Between the design and the fabric, I think they feel quite contemporary.