Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Results From The Dye Painting Class

It's amazing how this simple combination of color just makes me sigh -
like being outdoors on a sunny day!

As you can see from these photos. I had a wonderful, fun play time in Ann Johnston's Dye Painting class . I had somewhat forgotten what a "high" it can be to do this sort of work. Now, at least, I know that I will be doing more of it! I have 4 pieces that I will be working on some more today and I also have 5 pairs of socks curing in colors that I could not find and needed: warm brown, moss green,gray,deep red & one that will be a surprise. I can't wait to share the other pieces - of course they may look great or they may look bad -- that's what I love about this technique. You can make add as much serendipity as you wish to the process! I wish I had taken more photos of people's work - but the lighting really left a lot to be desired. Hopefully, Robin will post some photos of her work on her blog. Her fabrics were magical - even as a "dye virgin" as she called herself!

In other news, I need some feedback from those of you who have been stopping by for awhile. I am considering, for a variety of reasons, switching to TypePad for my blog. I am wondering if making the change would bother you - or would you follow the blog in the new location? I have twelve more days to decide - so I would appreciate comments and feed back about this. Thanks!!!! in advance!
Violet and gold -
One of my favorite color combinations !

A touch of lime green & yellow with some red & black.
I like this funky little piece!
Another limey green and dark violet combination.
I was experimenting with shadow shapes
Two new pairs of socks that are richer in color than this shows.
They were thrown into whatever colors I had left at the end of the day
This is one of my favorite pieces - crazy wild I think!
Navy blue, red and green. Not sure what I think of this...but there it is!
Some good old low water immersion (LWI) dyeing. Love this piece!
The combination of violet & golds or rusts seems to be a
thread that ran through my work during this workshop.
This is my "end of day" cloth. I sopped up the left over colors with this "rag".
The 'rags' are always quite interesting! Sometimes all muddy - sometimes usable!


Jeannie said...

I love the fabric you dyed. I don't know if it is playing with color, the what if experimenting, or plain being creative that makes dyeing so much fun and spirit lifting. As to the blog, do what feels right for you and let me know where to find you! Have a great week. Is the sun out on your side of the mountains? Cheers.

Deb Lacativa said...

Oh MY>..this is like a day at the carnival for me!! Each one better than the next!

About that last one, the "table wiper"...think about doing some dishwasher gel discharging and/or some soy wax resist prior to overdyeing!
Table moppers are some of my most
favorite dye-day results.

Ruth said...

Lovely dyed pieces. I would follow you over to a new blog.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love that purple and orange piece. It is almost reminiscent of the center of a flower and the petals growing out from it.

I read blogs that are in both blogger and typepad, and maybe other forms that I don't know the names of. It's YOU that we are reading, not the host.

Vicki W said...

You know I will follow you wherever you go! I lvoe your fabrics but that purple/orange one makes my heart beat fast!

Karoda said...

certainly, i'd follow you (almost) anywhere :)

now that you have this great cloth, what are you gonna do with it? you always come up with some clever pieces, whether its your purses, mixed media, etc.

Robin said...

Ooooooooh goodie ~ you posted pictures of some of your fabrics... I love them all!!!! You have a painterly knack... modern art influences and great color combos!

Yes, I finally got my fabrics from the workshop posted (here) and YOU are in two of the pictures!

About your change to typepad... I'm very curious about the reasons. I've had no insurmountable problems with blogspot and found it to be more user-friendly than typepad when I started two years ago. However, as exuberant color says, I'll follow you anywhere.

Colorful-handed hugs, Robin A.

Anonymous said...

Nice work! My first dyeing book was by Ann Johnston, and I learned a lot from it. Gave it away, then ended up buying a used copy from an Amazon.com vendor!
I love your blog and don't care where you park it, but would be interested in your decision to move...


Sandy said...

You must have had a wonderful time. The fabrics are great.

beadbabe49 said...

What a treat for you! Yes, I'll follow you but am also curious as to why since I too have never had problems with blogger?

Unknown said...

I especially love the first piece...it is beautiful in its simplicity...melinda

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