Random notes about working with dyes and silks in the studio.
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Second dye bath on cotton gauze
I realized I have no images of all the pieces soaking in their second dye bath. I repositioned all the clamped resists and soaked all the pieces in a deep violet mixture of mx. I will take you through the opening of the gauze piece. Please forgive the blurry images. I was excited. This gauze took up much more blue... so it has only violet where it bled under the clamps. Perhaps it was because the silk grabbed the boysenberry in the dye mix before this cotton gauze got a chance.
a few clamps removed revealing the blue green beneath the clamps
Wet and open in one direction
So much to learn... each element creates it own pattern all of it controlled by the fold. And of course each fabric a different feel and look.