Saturday, 13 December 2008

Dyeing to stitch

We had a go at Procion dyeing in class this Thursday. I didn't have much in the way of interesting fabric to hand and wasn't really in the frame of mind (or body!!!) for anything adventurous, so I just did some random space dyeing with ultramarine, turquoise and a green mixed from ultramarine and lemon yellow. I thought they would be useful for sky and greenery backgrounds and I should be able to use one or two of them in my samples soon.

The weather has been so grey here that it's barely been light enough to take photos, but trusty Photoshop has enabled me to correct the colour casts and show where I am with the band sampler and cross stitch pieces, both of which you can see here.

Jane of Craft Therapy has kindly nominated me in the latest 'Kreativ Blogger' awards, which I've added to the rest of the accolades down the sidebar!! Jane's blog is quite varied, although her main interest to date has been a number of papercrafts. She's done some pretty scrapbooking layouts, greetings cards and ATCs and is planning on branching out into more artwork - drawing and painting.


Wendy said...

Hi Elisabeth,

I'm Wendy from Belgium and I also love to do cross stitching, but also card making, scrapbooking, patchwork, bearmaking, etc.... I can really enjoy doing creative things. You really make very nice things!!!!

Greetings from Belgium,

Chiasmata said...

Wow, I just *adore* the fabric dying you did. What type of fabric did you dye?

I've got some t-shirt almost exactly like those. I'm such a closet hippy! :P