Saturday, October 18, 2008

Honey I'm Home!

I arrived home in Wisconsin today from my two week trip to Ohio.
I thought I would be exhausted when my sister and her husband picked me up at the airport to drive me home.
Instead I had a lot of energy and we made several stops on the way home.
When I got home I caught up on phone messages, mail and a few of the many emails.
Then sometime after 4 it hit me and I had to take a 2 plus hour nap.
It took me a while to realize why I had this earlier surge of energy - it was the two cokes I drank in quick succession from the time I left the hotel until I went through security at the airport - a time span of less than 2 hours!

I'm going to share just a few examples of my fabrics with you tonight as I'm fading again.

These pieces were dyed using a cotton and silk blend that was originally a knaki color. I love the results and the color I obtained. I have left his photo size large so you can click it and get a very large photo to see the texture.

This is the same fabric dyed is shades of greens and blues. I love the effects I got with this fabric. I have also left this one larger so that when you click on it you will see the textures.

These were cottons I dyed with various techniques.
Some of them started out already dyed a color. Some of them have multiple layers of colors and patterns. There are some color similarities throughout groups of fabric which will make it easier to work with them in a construction. This does not necessarily mean I will use them together. The fabrics barely visible on the left are fabrics we dyed black and then discharged with various discharge agents.

That's all for tonight as my body is still on Ohio time and I'm getting sleepy.


Vicki W said...

Your fabrics are beautiful!

MargB said...

thankyou for sharing the experiences and your gorgeous fabric - I have enjoyed the trip!