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?
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