Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dyeing Layers Again–Is It Done?

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I’ve done several layers on this piece. I can’t even remember exactly what I did and with what colors.

I was thinking it needed more. An artist friend who I respect said she felt it was done and she loved it.

What do YOU think?

10 comments:

Alison Schwabe said...

I wouldn't add any more - set the colours as they are. Then, if after that the bright white is bothering you, then let it sit in a bowl or bucket of tea for a few hours and that will calm the white down.

Sue Kaufman said...

It is beautiful as it is. I suppose you could do one more over dye: tie it up tightly and drop it in a bucket of black for a while. It would make your bright colors even brighter, adding black. It doesn't need it though!

Sita Rao said...

More might be gilding the lily but I can see "softening" the color might make it more spectacular. It is beautiful now.

Marie said...

It's definitely done, in my opinion. It has a prismatic, glowing effect that would be a shame to lose. It's glorious.

Kaja said...

Another vote for done. And wow!

Dale Ashera-Davis said...

I guess it really depends on what you think you might use it for-I see pansies but it seems very busy to me as one large piece. What would happen if you softened it a bit with a subtle silver?

Funky Diva said...

Kay, while I am not an expert in dyeing quilting fabric, I am thinking it is done. I guess the white is what is bothering you? If I was using it for garments, I would cut into the areas that I wanted for my project and not use the areas that wouldn't. I think it is beautiful

B. Garner said...

Hi Kay... I love your dyed pieces and follow your blog regularly because of the beautiful pieces you share.
When I am looking at hand dyed fabrics, I am always attracted by the special designs created in the negative spaces in the process.
My first glance at this one took me immediately to the white background areas and the lovely designs created there. It is perfectly OK to let the magic happen and don't feel you have to color the entire cloth. This is s stunning piece.
Bethany

Anonymous said...

Yup. It's done. Just beautiful as is.

Suzanne

Susie Q said...

It is done, any more dye and it would be over done.