Friday, March 27, 2015

More Arashi Shibori

These are the results from another day of dyeing.  So much fun, and such great fabric.  Seems a shame to cut it up!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dyeing to Design

This is a course that I am taking with Elizabeth Barton and it is choc-a-bloc with ideas, suggestions, recipes and encouragement.  Can you tell I'm having fun!

Here are some of the photos so far of the dyeing that I have done.  I'll post the art work when it's a little more completed.

First lesson involved working with shades of grey (just 8).  So that we could learn about value.

Numbers 7 and 8 were redone as a totally blue fabric was produced in the first go-around.  I was more careful of the water temperature and it seemed to work.  Weird.

Lesson two moved onto colour.  I didn't do the colour wheel, having done that  a few times already.  But I did dye these shades using her recipe.
To the right of the fuchsia the next 5 have a slight amount of black added to the yellow to turquoise range.

Lesson three has been very addictive.  Here are some of the results.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Snow Dyeing

Last month I did some snow dyeing with my Text'art group and thought I'd better show the results while it is still winter.   


 This is what the container looked like after I sprinkled the dye on to it.  The turtleneck is under the snow and on top of a rack in a kitty litter container.

 And now a rather old, tatty turtleneck has a new lease on life!
 This is the blue fabric produced from the blues below.  The dye had been sitting around the house for a while and I think had lost it's oomph.  But this will be useful for something one of these days - or it will get overdyed!