I know that many of you are aware that I dye. In fact, here are some fabrics that I have been dyeing just this week!
Fine Scrim Selections
There is an element of endurance involved in the dyeing, nothing is instant, taking time improves not only the colours but also the effects.
My subject of the Weekly Photo Challenge, however, is none of the above! The subject is some of the vital equipment that I cannot do without!
After many months of searching, I have finally found rubber gloves that don’t disintegrate after just two days of use! Not only do they last…… they also fit the length of my fingers which mean that I can manipulate the fabric and threads within the dye!
I’m always looking for patterns. They are all around us – sometimes in places you least expect – but always obvious once you see them. These zigzags were spotted whilst on the hunt for ‘broken’ lines. Can you see those too? Not sure what the challenge is? Take a look here – then spot the zigzags over on Just Snaps and discover UnBlipped
Not a very original container, but the contents are unusual. Stitched shells by my friend Fay, and also the real thing. Spotted on Saturday. Full details of the Weekly photo challenge can be found here. Just Snaps has a different interpretation.
Rough/smooth, hard/soft, whichever way you look at it there’s a lot to be found in contrasts. Full details of the challenge can be found here and Just Snaps is also up and running. Fancy a 2 month blogging challenge? Find out more here.
This week’s Photo Challenge is ‘Room’. If the family see this they will laugh raucously, I’m sure, because I never have enough. I can fill a space before it is vacated! However, the one place I always ensure that I leave PLENTY of room is in the dyebath!
The fabric needs room to move in the fixing solution. Below are the results of part of the above collection
Incidently, if anyone is near South Wales and is interested in learning a little about dyeing, I’m teaching a day workshop on 14th June at Busy Bees Patchwork in Newport. There are a couple of places left, if you are interested email Busy Bees directly for details. It’s very good value and, apart from having fun, you will learn that it’s simple and logical to create colour on fabric.