Thursday, May 1, 2014
Hand Dyed Fabrics Hanging in the Gallery
Here is the fabric that I've been working on for the last week, hanging in the gallery. These fabrics were all done with thickened Procion MX dyes. With the first, middle and last on light weight canvas and the remaining two on beautiful linen. Dyeing fabric is almost always a crap shoot. I did the two linen pieces first, both with the same mixed dyes. With the canvas pieces, I made the red (Pomegranate) more intense by adding more dye, but I over saturated it so it ran when I washed it, even with Synthrapol. So, I had lots of pale pink smudges all over the white background areas. To remedy that, I over dyed them with a very pale gold. Which yielded a very rich end result. I'm rather pleased with them.
I simply love throwing color on things!
Till next time,