Monday, 27 June 2011

Blues and browns
There certainly was a lot of brown and blue fabric produced in the workshop I taught last weekend.

Once the dye vats are made the actual dyeing process is very quick although it is the time spent on tying, knotting, wrapping, stitching, clamping, pegging that helps produce the wonderful effects on the fabric.
Everyone had a busy time on Saturday evening rinsing and drying their fabrics ready for class on Sunday when they began to compose their seascapes. There was also an opportunity to print and discharge these fabrics to further enhance them.
Here are a few of the pieces getting underway.
Anne's seascape in progress
One of Paula's cushions
Ann created a lovely effect with lots fabric strips

Stella went for a completely different look with these gorgeous flowers on painted stems

There were some unusual visitors in the grounds of the school where the workshop took place. It looks like they have already had the paint treatment!
It's obviously the week for indigo dyeing as I will be teaching another class on Wednesday at The Bramble Patch so let's hope the fine weather continues.
Speak to you soon