May 18, 2017
A playday with two friends, using Procion MX cold water dyes produced many delights for each of us. Here are two that came from my folding and twisting.
January 27, 2016
You may be thinking, what are tjaps! At a 2015 workshop by Els Van Baarle I too wondered. I became intrigued by the imagery these beautiful tools create.
My tjaps are vintage copper blocks made in Jarva for batik printing on fabric. When they no longer are needed they are sold to artists.
This is is my latest addition to my collection.
And this is what emerged from dyeing at my home workspace.
January 9, 2016
A dedicated day was spent in the wet room, creating ( hopefully) background pieces for art textiles.
Some may be used in creations for an exhibition later this year at Dungog, NSW.
My preference leans heavily to saturated colour, but I need neutrals for contrast. So Here you can see my preparation of procion mx dye – black – that was added to manutex thickener.
This was applied to the back of silk screens in varying ways to create visual texture.
i want to compare the results of dye with textile painted imagery. This is my challenge for this week.
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.