Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Egg

A traditional pattern on a goose egg today, with some non-traditional colors.



I started with a white goose egg, and worked on a wide and intricate eternity band.  Next was Sunflower Yellow, Harvest Green, Bright Green, Peacock Blue, Harvest Orange, Scarlet and a final color of Turquoise.  I am not totally happy with this egg.  The final color looks uneven and blotchy.  I should have let it sit longer after the final dye bath. When I melt the wax off an egg that is still humid on the inside from a lot of dye baths, the humidity is forced through the pores of the egg when the air heats up and adversely affects the dye.  I like the plant under the feet of the deer and the eternity band turned out pretty well.  Sometimes it is difficult for me to get the geometry right on these wide bands because the squares squish up as they go around the more narrow top of the egg and can sometimes look awkward.








4 comments:

Shannon said...

I've been checking out your eggs a lot lately and this one I'm so in love with! It's beautiful! It reminds me of those medieval tapestries.

Jana said...

Good info on the dye bath. I love it, I even like the blotchy part, it gives a rustic touch.

Katy David said...

Thanks, Shannon! I think the geometrics worked really well on this one.

Katy David said...

Thanks Jana - I do like the interest the blotchiness adds, but it always takes me a while to get used to how it looks because of the idea I have in my head of how it is supposed to look.