Sunday, July 08, 2007

Padfolio No.2

A couple of posts ago I showed a piece of fabric I had dyed where the back looked a lot sharper than the front.

I realised where I had gone wrong. When I folded the fabric to put it in the dyebath I had put the front on the inside fold therefore the back took up most of the dye.

Not to be beaten I thought I would try again.

This is the back - even better than last time.


But look at the front!
If only I could send you all a piece not only to see the colours as they really are but also to feel the fabric.

I am really, really pleased with this but still feel there is room for improvement so intend to have yet another go. I will share my results with you.

Bit of a waste of this lovely piece of fabric but I have used it for what I intended to use it for and that is Padfolio No.2 for one of Libby's teachers.
If the next piece of fabric looks as good I intend to use it for a hanging or a vessel or a journal cover or.....!

Just a reminder, as if anyone really needs it, the instructions for the Padfolio appear in the Free Projects section on the Fibre&Stitch website.

20 comments:

Judy Rys said...

This is beautiful. What type of fabric is it? In the photo, it looks like suede.

MargaretR said...

This is so beautiful lynda and I can't wait to hear how it was done.

Carol said...

Oooh, this is wonderful, the dyed fabric just gets better each time.

ominnimo said...

Lucky teacher! Love the depth of colour. It looks great.
Moira.

neki desu said...

brilliant! it speaks Japanese to me!

neki desu

Carol said...

Love the colours you chose to ut together, lucjky old teachers i say!

Susan D said...

Brilliant effect and love the colours. I'm still looking for something that's rusted to try rust dyeing, had a go with a few screws but it didn't really work.

Emmy said...

this is so fantastic I realy love the colors just want to feel it and see it in the flesh

Papoosue said...

ooooh lovely colours, lovely texture!

Joanna van said...

I'm with Judy, this is really great! Can you tell us what the material is?

Joanna

Annica said...

Beautiful!

Jacquelines blog said...

It looks even better than before, I didn't thougt it was possible because I liked it already....

Waltraud said...

This is so beautiful, looks like leather, silk and felt together. Wonderful!

Vicki W said...

That's another lucky teacher. The colors and texture are wonderful!

StegArt said...

Fabulous fabric and the padfolio is awesome!

Doreen G said...

Fabulous Lynda I love the colours --is the fabric scrim needlepunched onto cotton or felt and cotton--whatever it is gorgeous.

Debbi B said...

What wonderful rich colour! I too am fascinated by the look of the material as it has so much exture. It has (of course) made another fabulous padfolio. Looking forward to hearing more and seeing the next dye result.

Fran├žoise said...

It's simply gorgeous Lynda!

Sarah Jayne said...

Looks great.

Homeleightigger said...

Beautiful - beautiful - beautiful!