Monday, January 31, 2011

CWB- 2nd Experiment

Right, so unlike many I don't have a substantial stash of woven fabrics (knits are another matter entirely)
I tend to collect dye-able fabrics, usually white.
I've found that I am becoming more and more interested in exploring working with dyed fabrics and the weaving method, how they can be used without overwhelming the design.
So I'm putting some time in in the dye lab to come up with some fabrics to work with.
I've found that certain dye techniques read as textures rather than patterns, it makes them far more usable. Low water immersion dyes make a texture that can look like suede. To create these 3 blocks I created color/ombres that shift from blue to turquoise, purple to turquoise, and green to turquoise. Rather than lining them up directionally I chose to have the ombres cross each other perpendicularly. I think the effect is nice, rich and a bit dynamic.
No clear idea of what I will USE these for but I've basted them and will wait until I do know

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