Monday, December 6, 2010

'Tis the spirit.

“It is not the weight of jewel or plate, Or the fondle of silk or fur; 'Tis the spirit in which the gift is rich, As the gifts of the Wise Ones were, And we are not told whose gift was gold”
Edmund Vance Cooke

A departure from painting canvas or paper. I took a little sabbatical from the norm, for me, and tried out a little dye on silk. Here are the results.


  1. Wow, they turned out stunning Beth! Bet it was a bit scary to just start the first one.

  2. I think that's very nice. I tie dye every once in a while. Your work looks great. Happy Hoidays!

  3. Thank you Gloria and Deanna. It was a little scary and took days to make myself dye the fabric. Stamping on the resist was easy and I figured I could wash it out, but the dye...eeek. Only advice I have is wear gloves:)

  4. Beth,

    Love the rich colors of the silk--and the trefoil pattern flows well with the silk.
    Very Louis XV--without the fussiness!
    Tres jolie madame!