– Almost too busy to post: Updates on assemblages

Summer days are full … yard work all morning (before triple digit heat sets in), tending dye pots (they’re not trials anymore), helping the Austin crew pack for their upcoming move, and just plain keeping the homestead running.

Nonetheless, there are some project completions to report: the most recent table mat a-side …

 

and b-side …
Since I couldn’t decide between a ragged edge or a bound edge, I did both …

 

Plus Don’s latest New Mexico assemblage …
Turkey feathers courtesy of our neighborhood Rio Grandes
which joins an earlier work on the wall …

 

And having completed those, we are both in-process with the next creative round.

Mine inspired by a re-visit to Jude Hill’s Cloth-to-cloth …
soon to be dipped in windfall lichen …
Double, double, toil and trouble …

 

as were these thrifted cloths, which have been laundered and dried following Prairie Tea and lichen dunkings …
and Don’s inspired by a sign at the Red Sky Cafe in Duck, NC …

 

Oh yes, Don also got a new toy … the better to make some wooden nine-patches, he says.
Now that should be interesting!

– Done for now: What’s next?

It still needs something in the middle of the torso, but it needs to be the right something so there’s no rush. For now, we’re calling the New Mexico assemblage done …

 

Much changed from it’s original composition here

 

Which came from this Junkology haul …

The face re-visioned …

the sash/kilt stitched and the belt woven …  both (temporarily) pinned in place …

And already Don is off to the next new thing: discovering his inner painter …

 

while I get back to the lullaby book, which needs to be done before our next trip to St. Louis … soon.