Wednesday, June 6, 2012

All 200 Fabrics I Dyed Recently!

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I am laying all my fabrics I recently dyed on my ironing table. I thought I could take a picture of all of them, but I can’t get up high enough to get them all in the picture. Almost all of them were arashi shibori dyed on PVC poles. Many were dyed more than once.

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It is going to take me several pictures to show them all to you.

By having them all laid out like this I can see what I have and I can start using them to design more compositions.

200 pieces of fabric are a lot. Some pieces are a half yard or more. Others are fat quarters or notebook paper size.

Whatever size they are, they are all exciting to see – IMHO!

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I overlapped these more so you could see a wider range of the fabrics in one photo.

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This shows some of the fabrics that were larger pieces. The patterns on many of them spanned the width of the fabric.

My goal was not to dye as many fabrics as I could. I was just trying to get a good assortment and a variety of types of fabrics.

I also usually mixed up too much dye so rather than throw it out I just kept dyeing.

If you try to count them and don’t find 200 it is because I have already used quite a few of them.

You have now seen them all. Stay tuned for some closer views!



I love all these fabrics and want you to enjoy them doing this puzzle with my favorite cut!
Click to Mix and Solve

12 comments:

Robbie said...

Kay, some of your pictures look like a piece of artwork! How cool!! Glad to see all the work you've done in one spot! Well, almost all the work you've done!

Mimi said...

I am in awe of the "group" pictures.... It would be hard for me to break up the group when sewing.... but look forward to seeing your various ideas become projects.

Sue Andrus said...

Such a wonderful collection of beautiful fabrics!! I have been drooling over many pieces as they have been posted, but the full group is so great!

kathy said...

These are gorgeous!

Mary Stori said...

Well Kay.....now you need to really get busy. I'm pea green....each one looks to be its own masterpiece!

Sharon Robinson said...

Beautiful array of colors and textures!

Exuberant Color said...

Now that is an impressive collection!

pizzaeater said...

I have been wanting to start to dye my own fabrics. I am so impressed what a nice collection

Robin said...

Such fabulous eye candy- All your hard work exhibited for our enjoyment. Have fun playing with the fabric. and thanks for the puzzle.

Linda Moran said...

Wow - impressive!

Cathy Tomm said...

Wow I love them all. Makes me want to go dye fabric now. I am sure I will get a day in soon. You do lovely dying.

Ellen Lindner said...

YOWSA! I'm not sure I've ever seen this much gorgeous fabric in one spot before. Amazing! You will have SO much fun with it!