Thursday, January 19, 2006

Dyeing

I have some materials and bits of white antique lace soaking in a dye bath since yesterday. The dye is probably a little strong though. My transfer paints were also in use yesterday while I was waiting for the other processes to be ready for the next step.

This afternoon I went to Staples and bought a Pen Tool for my laptop, I like it but I need to understand all the things that are possible with it. Something tells me it will prove very useful.

I also managed to buy Fusing Fabric by Margaret Beal which has been out of print and I intend to start working through it tomorrow afternoon.


This is what Plas Tan y Bwlch looked like recently. It is in the process of being repaired and improved extensively with lifts and every convenience for the disabled.

6 comments:

helen suzanne said...

Do you have a graphics tablet too Margaret? That is just superb for drawing with a pen tool

ginger said...

you have such amazing lanscapes and history to photograph...you are indeed blessed...this photo of the restoration reminds me of the cristos art projects...Ginger

MargaretR said...

Yes, Helen, an A6 size. Bought yesterday because I have been sitting crouched over the laptop for hours since I started blogging and it can't be good for me. Thought I could put the laptop on the table this way instead of my knee. Don't know how it will work yet. It draws beautifully, but will it stop the crick in my neck? (g)

MargaretR said...

Yes we are lucky Ginger. Thanks for calling in.

Paige said...

Take care of your wrist- I now have had surgery for the carpel tunnel. Better but still have wierd pains. Thanks God I can still use it, but saddly can't quilt by hand anymore. that was always my favorite part.

MargaretR said...

I am sorry you have had wrist problems Paige. Can anything be done about it?
My mother lost her eyesight as she grew older because she had glaucoma and I always think how I'd feel if I lost my eyesight or was not able to use my hands.What would I do with my time?
You will still be able to create your lovely poems. I wish I had a way with words like you!