Sunday, May 23, 2010

Irresistible

I have to admit when I look at the fabrics I paint and dye they are irresistible. The fabrics I am showing you today are cottons. The techniques I used on these are similar to those I used on the silks I shared on Friday.


To create this effect I used many layers of dyeing on this piece of fabric. It is one of my favorites.



This started as a pale yellow fabric with a white design. The white design is more like a paint and doesn't take the dye. You can see the reverse of the fabric here.
I creates a slight show through texture on the right side.



This piece also has at least three layers of pattern because of the multiple dye baths. The colors are cooler and not as strong as the red piece.



The layering on this is created with monochromatic blue dye baths. It almost looks like an Xray!

7 comments:

bettyp said...

WOW!! these are really pretty fabrics!! Love to learn how to dye my own fabs!!

Mimi said...

This paint and dye thing..... how big are the pieces of fabric that you are working??? and what are you going to do with the fabric?

It is just that I have seen how involved with mess this process is and wonder on the motivation.... there has to be A LOT of motivation.... Thanks for your thoughts...

Gloria said...

What depth! All are very nice pieces. I like the texture added by the white too. Just enough came through..I thought you had folded it somehow to get that effect. The blue...AHH, just love it.

Gisela Towner said...

Gorgeous!
Did you use a resist to get those wonderful wavy circular lines? i really like that effect!

Alison Schwabe said...

Nice colours, do let us know when you have used some of them....

kathy said...

It looks like cyanotype!

Sherrie S. said...

These blues are just beautiful. Have you thought about just mounting a solid piece over stretcher bars?