TAG | dye
Can you imagine how impatient I was to see the result? So I opened 3 pieces with the less stitches first just before heading to bed They were what I expected, jippie!! So I left the other pieces in the dye bath till the next morning. So excited , as the other pieces were with more new sewings and foldings.
I know many of you said I’d use purple and that is also one of my favourite color at the moment, but as I got some “live” online help over skype last evening from Vasudevan of the Tasara creative weaving centre, I completely forgot to mix this blue with red… before adding the cottons …… So blue they wll be
I have pictured each piece separately and it is on my flickr photostream so you can see each piece bigger .
Shibori made by others with way more experience than me Mine are dyed last night… hope to have time soon, to reviel them and see the results. Guess what color my testpieces will be? I´ll show them tomorrow okay?
See more flickr favourits at Artmind etcetera blog.
Yesterday I was invited to come along and play with natural dyes with some other ladies. M. Vermaas arranged we were welcome at the “kinderboerderij” in Daalhof Maastricht. This is a farm were children can learn all about (farm) animals and nature. Many schools go and visit this place.
When I arrived the otheres were already boiling their plants. I descided to dye with dried Eucalypthus
which I saved from throwing away at my school. I first filled my pot with water and added the Eucalytpus into that. This” recipe” I found while browsing the net at India Flits site. A lady whom lives in Australia and did a lot of dyeing experiments with Eucalyptus. As I took tapped water I added a little vinegar to make the water “softer”, next time I’ll try to use rainwater see if it gives a different effect.
So after an hour I added some white prefelt, merino wool roving, spun wool, silk and thussah.
I helped with collecting the Tagetes flowers ain’t they lovely???
I let my pot with Eucalypthus simmer for nearly an hour and then I really had to go and pick up my kids. I set this pot aside and would come and pick it up today. This is how the wool and felt looked like when I left.
The other results were very nice. This is what was ready when I left. They dyed with unions, walnuts, meekrap, Buddleia, Tagetes; lovely colors
I’ll show my results tomorrow, ok?