What fun I’m having in the studio today! I’ve turned into a mad scientist complete with crazy hair and maniacal laugh, but that is another story ha ha!
Seriously though, I decided after fooling about with the skirt ideas, none of which I liked, that I needed to take another approach entirely. I found the fabrics I wanted and decided to dye them to my concept. I bought three different colours of dye. Two greens and a blue….
I have a lovely silk and cotton blend, in white and off white, so floaty, so light, wonderful! Also some white cotton gauze that will gather up beautifully 😮
I’ve prepped my fabric into smallish pieces so that I can have a bunch of different intensities of colours and blending options!
I’ve even decided to blend a blue and green dye because they really didn’t have a straight up Teal hue in this range of dyes.
Sacrilege! I’m not measuring and I’m mixing dry dye powder! There is also salt in there as per the directions (I choose carefully which rules to break, lol!)
Then hot water and let the fun begin!!
The green in the middle is my ow mix 😮 What a blast! I pre-wet some pieces and not others, I wadded up tightly some pieces and not others. There was even some co-mingling in and out of various dye pots. Despite the fact that my hands are a sickening shade of blue-green, I am really happy with the results and can’t wait ’til they’re dry!
~I feel a deep seated need to batik in my future! (In my future, though because I am far too busy right now ;o)~
Here are the results as they are drying….
You see why I can’t wait? Aren’t the colours terrific?!? I will be pressing all of these pieces, the heat will help set the colours. Now I have to find something else to do while I wait……
Later doll folks 😮 Thanks for reading!
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