my mother is one of my true inspirations.
i was most inspired by a poem she wrote recently entitled "Pink Grapefruit".
i know this may sound strange, but i love the way i see myself through my mother's eyes. and words. not that she portrays me as a different person, or that what she sees is not true. it must be seeing myself from the outside in, rather than the inside out.
i've been experimenting, dying natural merino wool with Kool-Aid. this powdered drink produces the most radiant, color-fast hues. my most recent experiment produced this color.
this hat is the result of my friday night. [and a few previous nights this week] i used a few different flavors for the body of the hat, all mixed together, which came from one skein of yarn. the birdies embroidered into the side of the hat were samples i dyed, to simply see the color the yarn would be. it may be difficult to see in the photo, but the two birdies on the left are a tan orange, while the darker birdie is a deep brick maroon.
[detail of embroidery and veriegating nature of hand-dyed yarn]
this is a hat i am going to start selling multiples of at my online store, which you can find a link to, called Pink Graffiti: embellishments and earrings. i do have a few items for sale [earrings], but i will be adding more items very soon. [i know i know, shameless self-promotion]
currently working on: felted stuffed animals [also from Kool-Aid dyed yarn, some of which was done by some of my small cousins]