Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Second Finish

Hi, Judith here again.  Here is a second yard of fabric that I started in February and finished this month.  Again, it is a linen-cotton blend and takes the less strongly than a plain cotton would. Sorry the first picture is blurry.

To tell you the truth, I can't remember for sure how I did this first layer.  I thought that it was another flat dye with orange on one end and turquoise on the other end.  The color is moved into the middle with your hands--same as the first technique yesterday but with two colors rather than just one.  But the more I look at it and the mottling on it, the more I think it is a parfait dye.  What do you think?

I really like it but it is not complex enough to stand alone so on to a second layer.

I used a notched foam brush to paint rows of soy wax.  Here it is half done.

Once completely waxed, I low-water immersion dyed the yard with dark navy and a splash of boysenberry.  I really love the finished fabric.  Here are a couple of detail shots.




3 comments:

  1. I love the purple and orange together, and it's nice to see you doing some blogging again.

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  2. This is great as well. Love the lines. Who knew what you can do with a foam brush. laura

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  3. Great idea to cut notches in a foam brush, it gives a much more organic look than a stamp or screen.

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