Friday, January 30, 2009

More dyeing

I had to get my indigo vat going again to finish off a quilt kit, so once it was fired up and dyeing beautifully, I thought I would try the soy wax in the vat. Again my concerns were that the wax would disintegrate in the vat being water soluble, but the piece below was dipped three times with on effect on the wax at all. I am going to have to work on my skills with the tjanting and I think cooler weather will absolutely be a bonus.

It's a messy business dyeing in the wind, it does come off ...................eventually LOL

I have also been playing around with some different folding techniques for the Chaos Theory Quilt and here are some of the results. I am keen to try some of these on bigger pieces of fabric and then design a new quilt that incorporates some of these lovely patterns, as these are only 13 inch squares.  I love the colour combination you get with this method of dyeing and the unpredictability of it. The Indigo vat is still looking good this morning so I am going to over dye some of my pricions and see what happens. I'll show you tomorrow if they work out OK



Daydreamer :) said...

Love the fish, Tracy!

The Idaho Beauty said...

I'm so impressed with the results you're getting with the soy wax. That fish composition is wonderful!

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

The fish are impressive. Did yoiu draw them freehand.
I have just managed to get some soy wax flakes so hope to have a go soon.

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the fish and the samples. You work is fabulous, I'm all inspired to give it a go.

yarnplayer said...

These are all beautiful color combinations, and those fish are exquisite!