Thursday, May 30, 2013

Heat transfer dyeing blues & Autumn garden pics


I was given lots of fabric pieces, lace and abandoned projects from my M.I.L's huge collection. A lot were offcuts of synthetic dressmaking fabrics which were suitable for heat transfer dyeing. The pic shows some after dyeing. They were all white to begin with - some were done by heat transferring from painted papers while others were coloured by painting directly onto the fabric, then heat setting in an Elna press.
Designing Women are having a blue challenge for June, so the blue fabrics may end up there.


Our Persimmon tree is looking lovely at the moment and we had a good crop of fruit this year too - still eating some of them. Great for breakfast with Greek yoghurt!


Agapanthus after flowering

 
Another sunflower appeared
 
weathered wood
 
 

3 comments:

Judy Ferguson said...

Very lovely and interesting collection of blues. I seem to have a larger stash of blues in my collection than any other color. I guess it is because they offer the best contrast to the warmer colors. Your yard is beautiful with the fall. We are entering summer here.

Renee said...

That's a beautiful picture of the persimmon tree! I just updated my blog too :)

Dorothy said...

The colour of autumm are beautiful , thankyou for sharing. Your dyed fabrics are vibrant in lovely colour too.