Monday, February 10, 2014

Week 3 Included Shibori Dyeing

I showed you these greens last week. There were actually 8 pieces, one light and one darker from each of the green mixes. I took the lightest of three and one other and used the shibori pole wrap process to dye the pieces on the right. I was to make a quilt using the shibori pieces but used both in my small piece.

This is the result. There are some trees on the golf course where I play that suffer from bad pruning. I fondly refer to them as the elbow trees. They were beautifully flowering wih pink blossoms at Christmas. I just new they were ladies and decided to bring them to positive life in some of my art.
This one is titled: That Girl...She Gives New Meaning to the Term Going Green

What do you think?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Dye and Design Week 2

This weeks lesson was to mix many colors from 6 basic colors.

Here are a few that I did.  The pink and oranges. I eventually dyed a more red orange that is my preference.

The greens: these were achieved by mixing yucca, evergreen, turquoise and blue with the same yellow. I made a step 4 and step 7 strength for each. The lightest here was the step 4 and the others the darker step 7.

I worked on browns by mixing complimentary colors. Turquoise and orange, orange and black, blue and orange. In each case, it seems that the orange was too strong.

Stay tuned to see what I did next with each of these.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dot Calm

I've been on circle work of late.

I finished the small piece for the SAQA Invitational. You saw its beginnings last week. I named it Dot Calm. It's machine pieced, appliqued and quilted along with added hand stitching.  I love the combination of grey and a rusty red.  The fabric consists mostly of hand dyed but there is a bit of commercial fabric as well. FUN!

I'm continuing with the Dye and Design class with Elizabeth Barton.