The heat of our summer weather (36 degrees today) makes it perfect to play with dyeing. My studio is out of action so its downstairs into the dyeing room where I must be.
I have just dyed these cotton sateen pieces with a combo of Procion MX and Drimarine thickened dyes. As I have a challenge to meet with a carnival flavour (more information about this later), I let my hands and mind go like wild fire, to create these background pieces.
The next stage required is to choose one piece and begin work on it – probably handstitch given that most of my “ingredients” are stacked away until completion of the studio renovations.