Thursday, May 31, 2007

Experimenting

These are just a few bits and pieces I have been working on recently which I thought I would share as I go along.
I have been experimenting with different types of dyes on the same combination of fabric to see which ones best suit my needs.
The second photo in each sequence is kitchen towel which I used to soak some of the excess dye from the fabric. These pictures were all taken while still wet, as they begin to dry the colours are not quite so vivid on the kitchen towel which is very disappointing.







I'm not sure yet if this piece is going to work. I watered the fabric paints down to try and blend them together but they seem to have seperated. I think I will probably overdye this with procion dye. I'm hoping that if I use just one colour it will be light at the top going to dark at the bottom.

This final piece is also part of a project I am working on at the moment. The centre panel is scrim with soy silk needled on top.

15 comments:

Doreen G said...

Great colours Lynda can't wait to see where they end up.

Susan D said...

What scummy colours, especially the top two. I've just sent for some procion dyes so can't wait to get started.

Sue B said...

All of these are great Lynda but I love love love that last one - fab colors in that.

Angelcat said...

What beautiful colour combinations!

Fran├žoise said...

Great colours!

Waltraud said...

So beautiful colours!

StegArt said...

mmmm, yummy colors here too. Was just over visiting Francoise's blog and she had luscious fabrics too.

Micki said...

Oooh these look so luscious. I was wondering, what type of fabric are you dyeing? There seems to be texture to these.

neki desu said...

cool!
have you tried using those embossed paper towels? really neat possibilities.

neki desu
btw, congrats on the mag!

Carol said...

Wow Lynd, these are ace! i love the colours and how bright they are, what are you going to do with them???

Dianne said...

Lovely colours - especially the last one - so vivid!

Papoosue said...

These are gorgeous, I especially love the organgey ones - my sort of colours! That bottom one is particularly gorgeous!

Alis said...

Fabulous colours Lynda. So vibrant and zingy!

MargaretR said...

I love your experiments Lynda. Beautiful colours.

Carol said...

Gorgeous colours Lynda. I love them all.