..but first, a totally gratuitous shot of flowers on my deck for anyone in the midst of bad weather and needing a lift in spirits.
I received the latest Quilting Arts magazine yesterday and was sufficiently excited and inspired by the soy wax article to have a go. I sell the stuff but have never used it. At last, some actual surface design!
I splodged (technical dyeing term) hot soy wax over fat quarters of fabric. Normally when experimenting, the first couple of pieces have very random patterns, and then I settle into something more regular. Or at least, something I've thought about for more than 1 second. This is #2 so it's still pretty random The colour is Tangerine.
By this piece, I was doing a pattern and breaking into 2 colours. This happens pretty quickly - I am not a single colour sort of gal. This is pale Tangerine with pale Midnight Blue.
And so on. Here's the washing line after the first round of wax and dye. That big piece was TOO big to work on comfortably, so I chopped it in half.
After round #2. That's my little greenhouse to the right of these photos. My "I may be a greenhouse but I don't keep the frost out" greenhouse. Hmm... well, now I know! But only after losing half my tomato plants and sundry other baby vegetables.
And here are the finished washed and ironed pieces. I don't muck around, you know! That's why I'm the Impatient Dyer.
I liked the green one best - here it is opened out. Hopefully you can see the 2 different layers of green dye.
I was hungry after all that dyeing so I whipped up this pizza. Naan bread base, covered in satay sauce and then red onions, mushrooms, olives, some deli roast beef and a tomato, topped with aged goats' milk cheese. Yum.