The Art Sisters gathered at the Palace...
We are playing with MX Dyes...
Tools of the Trade...
We are using a dye recipe from Frieda Anderson's book
We are working in dye teams today...
Virginia and I are Team 1
Nancy and Kathi are Team 2
Virginia is mixing our dye colors into 7 containers...
We are mixing: Yellow, Fuchsia and Turquoise
we are each dyeing a half yard
for a total of 1 yard per container.
We have 7 dye baths here, which will give us 7 half yards
of dyed fabrics each.
Here are our fabrics hot from the dryer:
There are 28 half yard pieces of dyed fabric on the table
Team 1 Dyed Fabrics:
Even though Virginia and I used fabrics from different textile
mills, our dyed fabrics are very similar.
Team 2 Dyed Fabrics:
Nancy and Kathi also used fabrics from different textile mills
and achieved similar dyeing results
Team 1 on the left......Team 2 on the Right:
Team 1 reads more textured and fractured
Team 2 reads more solid
This is probably due to 2 factors:
Different size dyeing containers were used by each team.
The fabrics were manipulated for different amounts of time.
We are all quite pleased with this grouping of dyed fabrics!
our 5th Art Sister Beth played with soy wax resist:
Beth stamped hot soy wax on previously dyed fabrics,
then over-dyed them.
We do love us some hot soy wax!
Nancy dripped dyes vertically onto white fabric.
We await the wash out...
Show 'n Tell:
Beth created an improv quilt top
with some of her first hand dyes...
We can't wait to see it when she gets it
off of her long arm!
Virginia created journal covers
with her sliding pleat hand dyes.
Gather your art sisters together and have a day of PLAY!
Sunrise out the back door this morning.
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,