Sunday, 27 April 2008

Dyeing on Line

I have had another creative splurge with dyeing and felting. I have been experimenting dyeing both fabric and wool tops in similar colours but using different types of dyes. I used Procion for the fabric and acid milling dyes for the wool tops. The wool tops didn''t turn out as dark as I would have liked and I think that is because it didn't get hot enough during the heating proces. Despite that I do like the colours. One is a lovely soft mottled pink with a slight green tinge while the other is green and yellow although the colours are not as muddied as the first length. The second and third pictures show the fabrics and after dyeing. The first and last pictures show the fabrics (the smaller pieces)after felting using the wool tops. The large piece of fabric is silk and I don't think I will felt that although what I will do with it I am not sure.


Doreen G said...

Wonderful Suzanne---when I come back from my holidays I want to come over and play at you place.
Oh and about the piece that you don't know what you are going to do with-it could come and live at my place--I will look after it for you.

Purple Missus said...

Your dyeing experiments have turned out incredibly well. I love that piece of fabric top right, it looks fabulous.

Solange Bonnet said...

Thanks for your comment, and your french is better than my english.Your last work and ATC are beautiful.

Cyber Fyber said...

Lovely dying! I'm suppose to be creating labels for the ATCs in the upcoming CYBER FYBER exhibition but took advantage of the opportunity to peek in on your blog! So glad I did! Thanks for sharing and especially for trading with me!