Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dye Painting

I underpainted some fabrics today that I will shibori in the next few days or week. The underpainting is a kick in itself. The first three pieces were painted, dried and overpainted once or twice more, until I liked what I got. Sometimes something really ugly completely transforms with another layer of dye.

The next two images show painted fabrics that I laid a white piece of fabric on top of, then let the top sheet absorb some of the dye from below. This process generates some of the more interesting pieces of fabric, better than the originals IMO.

I actually did about 18 pieces today, plus I want to over-shibori a few of the pieces from the workshop I took in Eugene a couple weeks ago. I can't wait to do the next layer on these!

2 comments:

Gerrie said...

Wow! You are really cooking today. I did some dyeing, but it was very boring compared to yours!!

Kim said...

Yum! I will be dyeing tomorrow, and this is a great inspiration. I think the stacked fabrics (somewhere I read or heard the term fabric lasagna) really are cool. I hope you get to do more soon!