Thursday, November 8, 2012

A time to dry!

After sitting overnight in dye baths in my studio, the fabric strips I dyed in yesterday's post have now been removed from their dye baths and are drying in unseasonably warm sun and never ending wind.  I suspect Caterina Giglio ( whose blog is La Dolce Vita) and from whom I got this inspiration, would be partial to the cinnamon dyed fabric on the right. In the middle are the pieces from the diluted onion skins, and the four on the left are from the original onion bath.


As I stated in yesterday's post, I prefer a mottled look to my fabric, so was exceptionally pleased with these pieces.  You can tell the two on the left were in the bottom of the onion dye bath and soaked up the most dye.  These are all still dripping, so I will iron them as soon as they dry.  I'm just thrilled with the outcome, because, based on every recipe I have ever seen, I never thought I would ever gather enough ingredients to complete this project.  Thanks for showing me the way, Cat.

Some of you asked yesterday what I intend to do with these pieces.  I will use them either as backgrounds, or as embellishments when I make art quilts.  Stay tuned.  I feel an art quilt in the offing.

Today is day 9 of AEDM.  What are you doing every day this month?

20 thoughtful remarks:

Rachél - Creativity Tribe said...

Ooooo, I love them! They have so much texture. I bet you had a blast doing them!

Jennifer McLean said...

Have you ever used Silks from Luminarte to dye fabric, I've heard they work fab! Lovely colors in your fabric by the way.

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, I am surprised at the depth of colour you achieved Elizabeth!! I must admit, I prefer the deeper colours to the left and can't wait to see what you do with them. (do they still smell of cinnamon (nice thought) and onion (not so nice thought)?

Gaby Bee said...

Your fabric strips look fantastic, Elizabeth. I'm curious what you do with them.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

These came out great Elizabeth. They will make super aet quilt pieces!!! I am waiting for further reveals.....xox

Dawn said...

Wow Elizabeth, the colours have taken beautifully, no wonder you are pleased with them, what a result! Tee hee, can't wait to see your quilt now.
Huge hugs x x x x

Carolyn Dube said...

You always have the most wonderful fabrics! Can't wait to see the art quilt!

Boo said...

Very cool.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

First I have to say how much fun your creative titles have been! Keeps me wondering what is next!

These all came out excellent! I will have a go at the technique in the Spring.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely colors ~ I like the earthy tones to them and can't wait to see a quilt ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Hilary Johnson said...

ooooo ... so looking forward to seeing the quilt!

Anneliese said...

I am in love with your dyeing posts - the colours are great.

sandee said...

You got a lot of nice degrees of color variations, and I am looking forward to seeing the art quilts! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Dianne said...

hmmm...yes, I can see distinct similarity to the rust that you love so much! lovely! your title made me smile too =>
can't wait to see what's next...

Dianne said...

hmmm...yes, I can see distinct similarity to the rust that you love so much! lovely! your title made me smile too =>
can't wait to see what's next...

Marilyn Rock said...

These look wonderful Elizabeth - yummy in fact! Great result! xxoo

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Wow! That looks like fun. I've played around a bit with using natural materials for dying and I think I may have to try this. I've heard of using onion skins, but never the cinnamon sticks....beautiful colors.

Rita said...

I love the way they turned out! Nice! :)

AtelierLeonie said...

Love the colors. Thanks for taking us through the process!

Susan said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Lovely color and beautiful shading in de pieces. I've Changed the reaction part of my blog so no more word identification. I hope it makes it easier to leave comments.

Susan