Monday, May 31, 2010

Design Wall Monday – May 31, 2010

Oh, boy!  Do I have fantastic things on my design wall fence today! 

I just returned from a 4 day workshop by Ann Johnston on Dyeing with Black Dyes.  We made our own and use some commercially prepared.  Then she encouraged us to desgin!  Wow!  What things emerged as we gathered courage by the second day. 

We dyed on multiple types of fabrics including silks.  The results were so wide and varied that we learned much in the 4 intense days.  Here are some of my pieces.  The orange is a piece that I overdyed with black dyes later to see what happened when I did that.  The first piece there is from a stamp that I made from plexiglass and craft foam.  The middle is from a roller run over fabric on top of some bubble wrap.

Now to decide what to do with them.  I didn't know what I wanted to learn from this until I got there and when I learned it, it was what I had been wanting to know.  Now a lot of things I see make more sense.  And I know what I will do for the challenge from the guild......... Circle of Life..............(grin)



  1. Nice-love the first black one!

  2. Wow, the picture doesn't do the fabrics justice until you click and see them enlarged. Sounds like a great learning experience, broadening your skills and your concepts of what can be done. Terrific!


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