20 January 2017

Preparing to work on a series

The first thing I wanted to do was get some batiked yardage ready. I have some really nice linen already soda soaked and waiting but I thought I would start with about 3 yards of heavy off white cotton I bought at IKEA which I soaked and dried over night.

Nice linen I am saving after the cotton experiments today

This IKEA fabric was 60" wide so I had to stretch it sideways on my printing table. Most of the fabric is hanging down the side onto the floor.

My favorite brush "disappeared" after teaching a class at Fiber College. These were poor substitutes - very thin and wimpy.  

Soy wax on cotton.

I really did intend to wear gloves - see!!

Like players waiting to go out on the field.

Sun yellow and Intense blue

Mixing blue

Grape and mixing blue

Intense blue

Very light intense blue - lots of print paste but light on the dye - for the sky

Golden yellow and Intense blue (really lovely)

Batching in my kitchen

Thicken dye from the plastic knives. Just beautiful colors


  1. The start of a great series!

  2. Looking forward to this! Love the colors!

  3. Wow. Loving this! It's so much fun watching you work.

  4. This looks and sounds like an intersting serie. Love the patterns and the colours!

  5. The colors are yummy. Cant wait to see where you go with this.


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