Thursday, March 15, 2012


I rummaged through my fabrics to find ones I had previously dyed and chose a light orange, yellow and green shibori. The markings were too subtle to show much, after a dip into indigo, but the fabric is a now pleasing green with good value contrast. Then I overdyed a turquoise and white cotton in the indigo and am pleased with the markings, although I find the colour of this one less appealing.

And I thought this black and white fabric might be interesting to dip - but the moon hardly shows.

I also did a turquoise and fushia to see how indigo looks over something fairly bright and dark - and got a fushia moon in blue that has limited value differences. Two of my vats weren't giving colour, so I had to do some adjusting. Each new skill takes alot of experimenting and experience to get to a point where I can get the results I am after - which makes me especially grateful for any gifts from the dye Goddess!


Jennifer said...

looks like you're definitely on a mission: to get that full moon, suspended in a darkened sky, full of memory and seasonal colour. You go girl.


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful results. I soooo appreciate the time and effort you are giving us to share your process. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Jeannie said...

Your overdyes are beautiful. One lesson I learn over and over again is that fabric dyeing is unpredictable, especially with indigo. Have fun and may the dye Goddess smile upon you. ;)

Yvonne said...

Jennifer - thanks for cheering me on - it's slow going or feels like it. I have an idea for a quilt - but don't know if I can make the results I'd like for it.

Mary Helen - I appreciate knowing you enjoy what I post and I feel recognized - thank you for that and for taking the time to comment!

Jeannie - oh thankyou for the good wishes and may the dye Goddess smile upon you, too!