November 15, 2015
Small time dyeing lately due to other diversions but …. playing with a mixture of pigments eventuated into what I call my stop & go scarves.
This one has tones of bark and red sap – very lovely.
Botanical dyed silk scarf.
One below shows a Shibori technique displaying sea-blues and leaf-greens with just a touch of earthy shades coming through.
November 6, 2015
Hand-dyed cotton yarn
A few bundles of white cotton yarn were hand-dyed using Procion MX dyes.
Starting with using straight colours was followed by mixing different colour combinations to create earthy tones. Using a size 13 Chenille needle, these thick yarns will be easily stitched into projects.
Perhaps these yarns will be incorporated into the Secret Santa gift that I will make for a group I belong to, the “Daughters on Dowling”. A very creative group who share a love of embroidery, traditional and contemporary.
November 3, 2015
Experimenting with dyes and resist whilst incorporating windblown leaves produced this silk scarf.
October 27, 2015
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October 5, 2015
Three days workshop under the tutorship of Els Van Baarle, textile artist from the Netherlands was absolute magic. Working on paper and fabric, we applied many layers of dye, wax, print to create complexity of design. Drizzling rain did little to dampen our efforts.
The process of application was patiently demonstrated by Els, then we were free to apply the techniques using our own style of design & ideas. The solid foundation of technique was achieved over the three days, and our class enjoyed playing with ideas. Here are some of my efforts, some which were completed once home again.
More to come!