Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hand Dyed Fabrics–The Most Recent

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I had a lot of fabrics I had dyed with red dye. There was just too much white for me so I over dyed them with lime green.This was not quite what I was expecting. It looks more “lemon” green. I am not sure if I will leave them like this or overdye with another color.

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When you see this one in person you do see the pattern created from dyeing it red. You also faintly see the texture created from the lemon green dye.

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This piece is almost a yard. It has some interesting textures. It also is really more lemon than lime in person.

Are these pieces less than lovelies? That depends. I didn’t get what I was aiming for, but if I study them I may find what I got was better? Or I may not!

TIme will tell.

6 comments:

MaytagNMom said...

Oh, this is lovely fabric!!! You DO have a homerun with-- honestly. I'm a quilter too, and this would be a dream to work it. You've made me smile!

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Terri said...

I would have thought that the green over the red would create greyed areas. I guess dye works differently than paint.
I have never dyed - does that make me a vampire?
Hugs

bohemiannie! art said...

I think you got fabulous results!

Deb H said...

I LOVE them Kay! They are beautiful.

It's funny how sometimes the over dying turns out so different than what we expect. I overdyed with a
green on orange shibori folded fabric, that was just bright orange lattice, with white squares, expecting the orange to turn brown. It didn't,it stayed orange.It was beautiful though, when done.

Julianne said...

I love them..I can see some used for applique flower petals.

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Gorgeous and exciting!