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Re: [BKARTS] Crafts Report and



Linda,
Thank you for your most welcome telephone call this morning. I look
forward to many more great conversations. If you would like to meet up
sometime to get the wool, I'd be more than happy to cover the cost of
coffee or any other bverage that suits your likeing. 

Take care,

R.L.Angus
Octavia & Co. Press
Octavia Occult . Com
3112 - 28th Ave SW
Calgary Alberta Canada
T3E 0R8
 
403 242 0397
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Linda M. Cunningham
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 8:25 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Crafts Report and


Mark Hill wrote:

>The Crafts Report is available at most Barnes and Nobles and Borders.  
>Also you can subscribe online at www.craftsreport.com

It was at McNally Robinson, my local independent bookstore, here in 
Calgary as well (and at Chapters/Indigo): Mark's book caught my eye 
and I quickly snapped up their penultimate copy.  ;-)

Wish they had more Canadian listings, though....


Carol Pratt <jcpratt@xxxxxxx> wrote:

>I used to be a textile artist and I did some dyeing, although I did not

>use the powdered Procion or any of the acid dyes.  Most people I knew 
>who did use them worked outside.  Procion is/was available already 
>mixed, I thought.

Care is essential, and I always wear a mask when using powdered or 
ground dyes on my fibres (wool mostly, but also mohair, angora, and 
various camelids), even "natural" ones.  I've always found it easiest 
to do a quick session outside, making stock solutions of the 
colour(s) I want to use, and then bring them inside to 
paint/speckle/dribble or whatever.  That being said, living in an 
apartment has driven me to use more non-toxic substances.

Including, and don't laugh, commercial-grade food colouring, such as 
pastes (i.e., Wilton: you water them down) and liquid -- Costco and 
Superstore Club (and, I would assume, Sam's Club in the US) stock 
these in 500 ml bottles for fractionally more than the small "colour 
my icing" bottles -- and KoolAid.  It's fun playing with the colours 
(both in the dyeing and spinning) although I don't work hard enough 
to make my results reproduceable.

Back to lurk mode....
Linda

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