This is the latest thickened dye experiment that I have done. It was inspired by a watercolor or birch trees in blue and white.
See you in class on Wednesday. Be ready to try some stamping and/or stenciling.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
It is several silk paintings with raw edge applique of hand dyed silks. Then all put together.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Most of us used the low water immersion method and everyone should be washing out the fabrics by now and seeing what they will have to work with next week.
The shirt pictured here is made from a group of low water immersion dyed fabrics that were then folded and rolled onto PVC pipes tied, compressed and painted over with thickened black dye for the lovely strip effect. I was working with smaller pieces of fabric, because the thickened dye will not penetrate through too many layers of cloth to give the pattern effect. I like the color blocked look of the shirt. I will bring PVC pipes next week so others may try this technique if they wish.
I have fabric in the washing machine now that I will work on when I return from babysitting over the week-end. Can't wait until next Wednesday to see how your fabric turned out.