It took me a while, but I finally got around to dyeing. Dye with a Y. Easy to see what I mean in print, but my poor Dad wasn't so sure when I told him I was going to dye. It has been almost 2 months since I took Carol Soderlund's class at ProChem. but other committments and priorities kept me from dyeing. It's not a spur of the moment activity. It takes planning and organization and TIME. But I did it! I made the time. Well, I finally had the time plus I made a committment to a friend I made in class. But committment or not, I've been wanting to do this like forever. Some was play, some was planned and all of it was fun.
I like surprises, so I did a few scrunch and pours. I need fabric to coordinate with my vendor booth in Houston , so I planned those more carefully but still allowed for an element of surprise. I learned a few things and made some discoveries - the true reason anyone creates art, creates color.
I also threw these cute little button ties that bound sets of placemats that I got at Target (on sale even). Not sure what I'll do with them yet, but they are so darn cute.
Wait! I just thought of something...
This piece begs for some gold foiling and perhaps delicious text inside the boxes.
I particularly liked the results I got on Hoffman's PFD Radiance cotton/silk blend. It just glows. The reverse (cotton side) is much darker and looks totally different. A perfect example of the way the dyes react on different fabrics. The best of both worlds. I also dyed some silk organza, cotton gauze, cotton sheeting and ..... clothespins. Yes, clothespins, for my booth in Houston.
So there you go - a sneak preview of my color scheme for my booth. They are also the colors of my new website which is just days away from going live. I'm just dying for you to see it!