Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dyeing

I've been doing some Napthol dyeing this week.
Above: a selection of silks and below: some cottons.
The fabric will be used in pieces for the WA Fibre Textile Association members exhibition in August. The works have to be 3.5 metres long by 50 cms wide and in muted earthy colours. They will all be hung from the rafters in a big old warehouse/gallery in Fremantle. I think it's a good idea for an exhibition with many different artists and it should look great. I'm going to do one on my own and also one with the Designing Women group.


Above: a piece of tin printing I did ages ago which I overdyed while I had the Napthols mixed up, looks much better now I think.
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5 comments:

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Great earthy colors! I like the lines and subtle patterns on the cotton.

Sandy said...

These are lovely. The pieces you make will be fun to see.

Doreen G said...

Lovely colours and patterns Linda.

Genie said...

Beautiful work Linda.
have a good week

Vivika Hansen DeNegre said...

Gorgeous colors, Linda. I can see these as Western Australia landscapes or piles of rocks...