23 December 2016

Fun with failed fabric

The the last technique of the month, I want to do some "experimental" dyeing on some weird pieces of fabric I will probably never use otherwise. This could make the difference in a winner or a loser. You can decide. May primary plan is to add color and subtract color. So how will I do this?

I am starting out with four pieces of fabric.

The piece above was a batik but instead of just dyeing it I scraped on some thickened dye the dribble on some more liquid dye. As you can see I used 2 variations on a theme,small and large.

This piece was awful fabric, coarse and low thread count. It was the first bolt I bought of PFD fabric. I never did that again. I am not really sure how the yellow and red swirls got the the white fabric but during a snow dyeing session, I grabbed it and piled snow over it. I LOVE the way the snow dyeing came out but it's unusable because of the red and yellow dyes.

These last two are cleanup rags. 

I do have a practical plan for these fabrics so I hope you will stick around and view the final outcome.


  1. I really like your experiments. The colors harmonize beautifully and very interesting. At you, it snowed? Here in Bucharest, it is not snow!

    1. This is OLD fabric but yes, it has snowed here twice already and one day was -28F with the windchill. That makes it good to stay inside and play with fabric

  2. Nice pieces, as usual. Waiting to see what they will become. Nice Christmasdays and all best wishes for 2017!

  3. I've discovered that here is not such thing as "failed fabric" in your studio. I can't wait to see what you do with them.


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