Tuesday, 6 August 2013

painting with dyes

This piece is 65" wide and 27" tall:  There are several layers of Procion dyes on it, and between each layer, the piece was cured for at least 24 hours.  My intention now it to sew over it with free motion work to create details.

Painting with dyes on whole cloth: PFD cotton

the inspiration for the work can be seen behind it.

stay tuned for the next stage!

family fun dyeing t-shirts

I had lots of helpers re-stringing the clothes line to hang the finished projects

Dyeing with procion M-x dyes and PFD cotton t-shirts from Dharma

very proud of his creative expression

not everyone was as thrilled with the activity

hanging to dry after the first rinsing

enjoying their t-shirts but probably enjoying each other more!

The whole family was happy with their arty creations.  This fun activity was enjoyed by those who had confidence in their creative talents as well as those who were less confident.