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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Playing

Having seen a lovely blog by Dyed and Gone to Heaven I started to play. I wish we had lots of sun here in the North East. I've tried to do some of the techniques from the video in my 15 minutes creative effort this morning. Because of the lack of sun I substituted my large work light for the sun but the fabric is not drying quickly enough. I'm not very hopeful for the results. Here are my 15 mins efforts while they are still wet.

 

Can you see the difference between picture 1 and 2?


Yes there are a few more fabrics, they are the mop-up cloths - 4 of them using up the rest of the dye as I hate throwing it down the sink. There are also a few kitchen papers with remnants of dye on them. I really didn't use very much silk dye for all these pieces. 

The two purple, blue and red ones are the colours I love but I have quite a bit of green and yellow silk dye from a previous project so I am trying to use it up. They will be good contrasting pieces for what I intend doing with them.

Above you can see my small ATCs, you can just see on the top one what I used as the base - my train tickets from my York trip on Monday. 

Last night I was playing around with them, adding a few pen marks. As I played with them I discovered that the dominant brown sections  could be placed next to one another. By playing around with the placing this is what I got. I love the look.


Below are the two postcard sized pieces I created at the same time as the small ATCs. I'm not sure that I like them as much, they need a bit more working into.

 

Yesterday I went to get my pots remember last week's post this is how they turned out. Aren't they sweet?

 Above is the inside of my birthday pot from DS. The colours are my second favourite colour combination.

I lashed out and got some new shoes. Sorry L I just had to put the pink laces in and looking closely at this photo I realise that they have already been christened. I wore my old fleece and an apron while doing my dying this morning honest! 


 

My hands also suffered from the dying as I forgot to put on a pair of disposable gloves - typical!


3 comments:

Myfanwy Hart said...

All going very well, Sheila, love the ATCs. Did you try the hairdryer too? Maybe June will be hotter than January....... We can always hope!

Myfanwy Hart said...

All going very well, Sheila, love the ATCs. Did you try the hairdryer too? Maybe June will be hotter than January....... We can always hope!

Sheilasembroidery said...

Yes the heat gun came out which isn't as fierce as the hair dryer (I was thinking about the leaves and flowers being blown about. HOWEVER it did start to melt the plastic underneath. So I stopped that.