Monday, August 9, 2010

Shibori & goats

A few weeks ago I shibori-dyed this piece of fabric. While I liked the pattern a whole lot, the colors were just too bright for me to use.

So, on Saturday I got out my batik wax, and drew some circles and lines on the piece, then overdyed with warm black, and got this, which I think will make a great wall hanging:

And what is this? Breakfast for goats, of course.

My neighbor has two goats, and they "forget" to feed them, I'm afraid. They're in a smallish enclosure that has been stripped of all vegetation. The poor things cry all the time, so I finally started feeding them. I've even been giving them hay and cuttings from my trees and shrubs.
This pygmy is Zackie:

And this is Brownie--you can see how thin the poor thing is.


  1. Oh, yes, that is a lovely piece of fabric!

    Your feeding the goats seems to be a short-term solution to a longer-term problem. Is there anything else you can do to stop the neglect of the goats?

  2. Hey, love that fabric the before and after pictures. Report the neighbors. Sorry, I have no time for people that FORGET to feed their animals. OK, give them fair warning but then call the Humane Society. :)Bea

  3. I have talked to the neighbors already, they just seem like they're LAZY (and ignorant). There isn't an SPCA here in my county, you have to call animal control, who remove to the shelter and euthanize within 3 days due to overcrowding. Not a good option, I did find a goat rescue group, but they won't take the goats, they need the owner's permission. So, I've settled for feeding them myself.

  4. i LOVE the new fabric you created, circles and lines... my fav.

  5. Wow! Orange and red are my colors, so I really liked that piece when I first saw it...then...I saw it after you overdyed it with the warm black. I LOVE IT. The circles are wonderful!

    I feel REALLY sorry for the goats. It is terrible that there isn't an organization of some sort to take care of a situation like this. Bless your heart for taking care of them as best you can.