Took a fabric dyeing class today at Quilt Harbor (Aberdeen, WA). It was taught by Val Fox-Armey and lasted all day. We dyed eight pieces of fabric (fat quarters) using eight different techniques. Here are some pictures.:
In these pictures, we are doing our first project, which was producing our "ombre" pieces, which are made by immersing the entire piece of fabric into a bucket of dye, and then bit by bit, withdrawing it, while adding more dye to the bucket. It results in a graduated, monochromatic piece.
This is my spider web piece, with its first color added.
This is my folded piece; can you tell I like red?
My folded piece drained on a paper towel, and left this lovely imprint that looks like a rose.
When the towels were unfolded, this series of "roses" emerged.
This was Karla's painted piece, waiting for its salt.
This is my scrunched piece, seasoning in a plastic bag until tomorrow.
Kay's scrunched piece, after rinsing and being ironed.
My clamped piece with the wooden whirls, seasoning in a bag til tomorrow.
Karla is adding a color to her piece that is wrapped on a pole and then scrunched together.
The Three Amigos and their Ombres.
"Look distressed," Val said. So I did.
But I wasn't. I LIKE paint on my clothes!! It looks creative!!