the avocado/onion peel dye turned out surprisingly pale (not to say drab) and I decided to spruce it up with a print; the cloth was still damp after washing and as the piece was too wide to fit through the press I folded it over twice, hence the faded print next to the crisp print in the middle:
The cow parsley/sorrel dye resulted in a very pale yellowy-beige and the spots were still too dominant I felt, so I again opted for a print to jazz it up, on the left a darker surround, on the right again the print has 'leaked' through onto the folded fabric, it was only afterwards did I think to tear the fabric in half, duh; all the bird prints were freshly pressed onto the fabric (as in: no folding over, and the cloth was dry)
note: I used commercial textile paints for all of the prints, these were fixed by ironing.
happy bird print. I'm tempted to
print some fabric while it's so
And your newcomers, so at home now. You have a way of holding, of honoring the living and the no-longer-so. It is always an adventure to come here.
and how it's always good when
things don't quite work how we'd
imagined...causing us to go
further than we'd imagined....
you carved the block ? the
print images on a block? the
design is beautyfull and so
hi Nancy, ah yes the blue and earthy colours go really well together; the no-longer-with-us leave an imprint, is this (part of) a soul?
Absolutely Grace, the unforseeable is what I look forward to in dyeing; in answer to your question see Friday's post (btw NOT a dumb question)