Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Feast your eyes!







I ended up dyeing 12 metres of fabric over the weekend. Yes, it's winter here, complete with frost, but the weather was beautiful as you could see in the washing line photos. I have to do this dyeing outdoors, so the weather matters.
I just have to avoid using a lot of turquoise as it needs more heat and doesn't show up strongly when it's cooler.

Some of you have asked about how it looks when it's dry, so here are a few close-ups of individual pieces. I don't only dye in multicolours - the green piece has around 5 greens altogether in it. However, I prefer multicolours as they are more exciting, the way the colours blend with one another.....it's hard to reproduce how good the fabric looks in a photo, and it's usually while I'm ironing it that I really get to see its beauty. This method is much more labour intensive than dyeing in a tray or bag, but I think the results are great. The colours tend to be softer because of the blending.

As usual, you can click on the photos for the enlarged view.

10 comments:

joyce said...

They are gorgeous. What kind of dyes do you use?

Sapphire Dakini said...

They're beautiful! The last one looks like a landscape.

Jeanne said...

Yes, I agree, and what is the fabric? Silk?

Shirley Goodwin said...

This is cotton (much as I'd love to dye silk, it is SO expensive)and I've used Procion dyes.

Valeri said...

Great colours! Especially bottom left which is so reminiscent of a sunset.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Outstanding and Great Job love all the colors!

Dianne said...

Oh, yum!!! Love the 3rd one from the top....

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Beautiful fabrics! What do you do with the finished ones? Do you sew? Sell them?

Barbara said...

Wow! beautiful colours! I love them!

Emmy said...

WAUW the colors are so wonderful