Sunday, 30 March 2008
Sunday, 23 March 2008
As promised here are the results of my dyeing class at the Bramble Patch. I felt very unprepared for the class - entirely my own fault as I'd been away with work quite frequently between classes. However - considering how unprepared I was I'm really pleased with the results. I', also looking forward to over dyeing them in the next class and screen printing too (you know how I love screen printing).
I've also had my letter from Malvern to confirm 'The Water Tower' is entered for the exhibition. I've no idea how it will compare with other entries - so we'll just have to wait and see in May.
So here are my results... (lots of photos)
Microwave dyed - calico. Just placed in the bag.
Microwave dyed - silk dupion.
Poly bag dyed - white manufactured cotton - close up below.
- Silk fabrics take the dyes really well.
- Calico (a good quality) works well.
- Poly bag dying produces subtle results.
- Microwave dyeing is quick and produces intense colours
- Tray dyeing allows you to control the dye placement and allows you to dye larger pieces of fabric.
Sunday, 16 March 2008
The microwave dyeing was fantastic. Very quick and bright. On the left the silk dupion was scrunched up and then a thread wrapped around it. The silk noile was folded and stitched. The colours are just great.
I've still got to iron these and finish off the poly bag dyeing - so the next post I promise will include more photos of the finished fabric.
Thursday, 13 March 2008
I'll be posting again after my class on Saturday.