Sunday, September 18, 2011


A lot of time has gone by during my last entry.

During that time I completed a large commission piece for a wonderful lady in Delaware for her office. It was an interesting endeavor. We worked together to get the colors just right for with the light, painted surfaces and carpet. Not being able to visit the site, I simulated the proper light temperature and chose colors from my Dyeing Bible using her paint chips. Dyeing and over dyeing was required with many different formulas.

Here's some formula work with my Dyeing Bible and paint chips:

Then the fun began. I dyed over 20 yards of different silks: tussah, raw, twill, china, duponi. She commissioned a 7' x 5' apricot rose, so it took some time and a lot of fabric. It was great fun. And it was fun to get back to flowers after time off stitching the body embroideries.

Here's the final product that is happily hanging in her reception area:


  1. This is beautiful Paula, I'd love to see a picture of it in her office

  2. Just stunning! but difficult to imagine in its full size from the small size of this photo on the blog. Still I"m delighted to see it!!!