A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Monday, April 11, 2011
My parfait dye attempt--jdemilo
I think it is very easy to see that the material was folded or scrunched differently in each piece. Even in a parfait piece, how it goes in the container makes a huge difference in the final results. I certainly think that is something to be mindful of when dyeing fabric for a particular project.
Rather than to use multiple colors, I decided to try a Black Magic Gradation. So, the first color was a weak teal solution, next a stronger teal solution, then a strong solution, a strong solution with a little black and last a strong teal with lots of black. I like the idea but there is so much white left in the fabric that I don't get really see the gradation I wanted to see. That is my fault I think. I only let it sit for a couple of hours and I twisted some of those pieces pretty tight.
Anyway, here are the close ups of each piece flapping in the breeze.