Tuesday, August 31, 2010

more pretty things


playing with the sticker dots from my Ermie order, got totally mesmerized for a good 20 minutes and then some more the next day; my first dyeing project, wowza; gorgeous tomatoes also from Jennifer, thank you!!; Sheila Hicks rocks from a textile book at the library.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh how fun! I'm glad you enjoyed the extra goodies, and wow- you are so talented- your first dye project is stunning. It blows my little old tie dye out of the water...how did you do it?

emilyn said...

thanks! our first project in the class was resist dying using pressure. I folded the piece of muslin, then I used clamps (the dot), clamped woodblocks (the triangle area), string (the tie dye area) and I think I also included a paperclip (the thin u shaped lines in the top right quadrant) to create the resisted area. It's kind of like shibori where you are covering up an area of the fabric so that it is not exposed to the dye. our instructor prepared the chemical dye and we just dropped our clamped cloth in. it was very cool.

Jennifer said...

I wish I was taking that class!

david john said...

emilyn! loving the new work!!!!!

cheers to you:)