Yesterday afternoon I decided to start watching more from the archives and note the name of the technique and where I can find it's workshop. I watched the four part "Painterly Piecing" archive and I saw something that got my attention. As you know I am all about dye (and hot wax). One of the shows talked about dyeing a piece of cloth in an array of colors and what one might make from it. I had some really old dyes in my refrigerator (like 9 months old) and I certainly have fabric so I thought this was something I could do with one hand.
This is about a 60 X 60" square of cheap off white cotton from IKEA. It is also a heavier weight than I usually use.
Wet and scrunched into a tub. This would have been much easier with 2 hands.
Everything was cold and it is cold and blustery today so I hauled out my rice bags (see tutorial) I use these all the time to bring up the temp of the fabric that is batching
OLD STUFF dribs and drabs
on the ironing board and bed
This is NOT my style of dyeing but I wanted to dye something and though I would try this rainbow method. The rest of the project requires cutting and (accurate) stitching but that is 3.5 weeks away yet. Meanwhile I can tell you I had a ball.
Oh I almost forgot to tell you how I rinsed the dye out of the fabric - in my driveway with a garden hose (hehe). NO WAY I could rinse that huge piece in the sink. I took pictures with my cell phone.
I will get back to this and finish the project since I hate UFOs.