23 December 2016

Fun with failed fabric




The the last technique of the month, I want to do some "experimental" dyeing on some weird pieces of fabric I will probably never use otherwise. This could make the difference in a winner or a loser. You can decide. May primary plan is to add color and subtract color. So how will I do this?

I am starting out with four pieces of fabric.



The piece above was a batik but instead of just dyeing it I scraped on some thickened dye the dribble on some more liquid dye. As you can see I used 2 variations on a theme,small and large.




This piece was awful fabric, coarse and low thread count. It was the first bolt I bought of PFD fabric. I never did that again. I am not really sure how the yellow and red swirls got the the white fabric but during a snow dyeing session, I grabbed it and piled snow over it. I LOVE the way the snow dyeing came out but it's unusable because of the red and yellow dyes.



These last two are cleanup rags. 


I do have a practical plan for these fabrics so I hope you will stick around and view the final outcome.




4 comments:

  1. I really like your experiments. The colors harmonize beautifully and very interesting. At you, it snowed? Here in Bucharest, it is not snow!

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    1. This is OLD fabric but yes, it has snowed here twice already and one day was -28F with the windchill. That makes it good to stay inside and play with fabric

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  2. Nice pieces, as usual. Waiting to see what they will become. Nice Christmasdays and all best wishes for 2017!

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  3. I've discovered that here is not such thing as "failed fabric" in your studio. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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