Friday, October 29, 2010
Texture and Colour
A little bit more about the "Texture" piece I posted earlier.
I went into my sewing room and hunted out every piece of white fabric I could find! I had 18 different fabrics until I realised that one of them was fusible web that had lost its paper! Not happy! That makes 17. I have used everything from Pure silk to a beautiful silk/cotton blend, etching plate cleaning cloth (a really loose cheese cloth). Pure cotton and linen to poly blends and rayon. I think there is acetate in there too! the only fibre missing is wool.
No there is wool in there too - wool batting and cotton batting.
I tray dyed it last night, with a 1 meter piece of cotton scrunched up under it! I used three Procion MX dyes, Raspberry, Golden Yellow and Forest Green. I'm amazed how much the colour has changed the total effect!
I love it! Now to work out how to stitch it to make use of that colour!