Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Last Tuesday I made a bag in a class taught by a fellow guildmember, Kathy.
 We were 15 ladies all making very diffrent purses.
 Wednesday I went to see and listen to two Afrcan Painter from Mali, mudpainters.
 They spoke French and the little French i once was able to utter has completely disappeared,
 but their language - mud art- was beautiful.   The balck color appears when washing
 the woven cotton in river water. The iron in the water acts as mordant.
 The gees bend Quilters and several fellow quilters were there.
The program
was called Common Thread and sponsored by ArtPlay and UAB et al.
Lillis said they would still take squares for the community quilt so I huried home and found my samples of plant dies cotton, to make my contribution  from local plants, goldenrod predominant among the colors, but also parsley and onion using different mordants.

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