Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In the Studio

Parfait dyeing of which can be found by googling it, or I think that Vicki Welsh has some outstanding recent examples of on her blog. Strips of fabric were dampened and I only used a small amount of from left to right rust brown, medium brown, and camel. The middle piece looks grey, but it's not, it's brownish. The camel color turns more olive than I care for, but the rust brown is a color I like to use. I folded the first two fabrics, left to right, and twisted the one on the right. Why only a small amount of dye? I wanted to use up what some remaining dye from a recent dyeing session. This is a technique worth pursing. So, it seems that using dry fabric and lots of dye are the way to go; we'll see.

What happens when you use Honey Brown, Terra Cotta, Burnt Sienna, and some black acrylic paint on wet fabric? Well if you smoosh the colors together and allow the fabric to dry in a tight ball you might get this. Just playing around, but I like the textures. The fabric is stiff, but will be great for a few things.

Deconstructed Screen printing. I adore the serendipitous of it!

Quote: The richness of friends cannot be overvalued. Sally Huss


queenopearls said...

I adore the earthy browns and the "smooshed" fabric is SO rich! What a delight!
Rock on girlfriend!
So now I have to get a large jar of some sort to try the parfait dying. :)
~ Christina

La Dolce Vita said...

love em all! hope your weather is calm! and all is well! xx

ART*ticulation said...

So awesome so inspiring...if I did work with textile I'd go there soooooooo yummy Gail!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabrics Gail!! You're on a roll. They are all lovely.