Monday, November 29, 2010

What happened next...

Right so when last we left the story I decided to dye the ends in 4 different colors. I experimented last spring with ombres and I thought that would be the way to go, just dunk the ends and let the color wick into the fabrics. I figured that it would react differently with all of the different fibers...

It did!

I didn't forsee it traveling as far as it did in some cases though!

Interesting how it kind of stuck to the straight and narrow path and didn't spread weftwise... or is it warpwise?

also interesting that it didn't disturb the root motif too much.

I kind of like the results,

I think.

Of course laundering the piece after dyeing it made the fraying edges really come apart, but again, it feels more root like and organic so I'm good with it.

I think.

and no, I have no idea what comes next, I will have to mess about a bit more, and see what happens.

8 comments:

Herm said...

Love what happened with the coloring of the ends, great job!

neki desu said...

this is excellent!! really like how the color traveled blushing and softening the grid

jude said...

you really like the weaving, don't you?

Quilt or Dye said...

Messing with it some more and seeing what happens. That is the fun part, isn't it?

deanna7trees said...

i love this. can you imagine someone trying to figure out how you did this...

tiedyejudy said...

I really love this piece! Will you be mounting it on a backing? And I'm wondering, if this is to be a wall piece, would you really have needed to launder it after dyeing? No matter, because as you say, the fraying didn't detract from the 'root' feel... nicely done!

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

This is fabulous! I love it! The bleed and the frey! Perfect!

alsokaizen said...

ooo I'm glad yoou all like the direction its heading, its always an act of faith to dunk something into the dye bath :)
I do love the weaving jude its so gratifying to be able to get something going quickly!
I'm pretty sure that I will be attaching more cloth to the outside, but I'm not sure HOW yet.