Sunday, February 05, 2017

Color Creative

More dyeing - and planning for yet more.

I hope you are not getting tired of seeing my adventures in dyeing.  The Craftsy Class "The Art of Cloth Dyeing" really has me inspired to dye more fabric.

Stitch Resist Shibori
The above piece is done with a stitch resist method.  Rows of hand made running stitches are done with a strong thread that is then used to tightly gather the fabric.  The ends are tied to keep the gathers compressed.  The dye for this was a mixture of red and turquoise.  What happened is what I was hoping to happen.  The color separated and the turquoise got into the resisted areas to color them.
The darker sections (bottom and center) were created by some black dye powder that I put on the cloth after it was in the dye bath.
The stitch resist is one that I will be repeating a few times.  It is extra work, but it makes a fun design on the fabric.  In fact  I have one stitched up and ready for the next dyeing session.

I have used bits of yarn at the ends that are tied. It is a trick I saw on a youtube video.

These are the other two pieces from this dyeing session.

It is great fun to alter the folding patterns and see what happens.

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Barbara said...

These are beautiful, and in all my favorite colors. If I didn't know you are not a psychologist descended from Rorschach, I'd wonder! You aren't, are you? :)

Janie said...

I can tell this is fun for you. Great results, I 'm not tired of exciting projects ever.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

"and see what happens" - that's what it's all about - ;))

Debbie said...

These are great. We can tell you are enjoying the ties and dies!

Jeanna said...

You are making some lovely fabrics. I love the way you are willing to try new things. The results are always spectacular.

Vicki W said...

Great results!

Barb said...

Love what you are inspiring