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Monday, April 1, 2013

Optical illusion in textiles

Happy easterdays for those of you who celebrate this.
It's april and I thought it might be a good idea to get the dyepots out again and see if we can experiment with some new techniques.
What I would like to share with all of you is the process of this 3D textilepiece with a slight optical illusion like a paintsplash hitting the fabric:


It's always difficult to get some depth in a picture, so let's try it from this corner to give you an idea:

In the next few days, I will describe the process for making this project. Please gather your white fabric, procion MX dyes, some marbles, and a painter's canvas. Tomorrow the fun will start!


  1. Interesting idea! Wonderful work!

  2. Nienke,
    I'm always looking for ways to use my dyed fabric, so I look forward to your project!

  3. This is gorgeous -- I'm looking forward to this project.

  4. I'm excited to get started! This is a beautiful piece.

  5. Today I was so lucky to see this work in real. And guess what? It is even more beautiful!
    gr. Marjolijn


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