I'm back in my basement with a project I saw in the summer, 2012 edition of Sew Somerset that was written by my dear blogging friend, Caterina Giglio ( whose blog is La Dolce Vita). If you want to see Cat's article with detailed instructions on how to make her lovely pieces, I suggest you get a copy of the magazine and look for her lovely art beginning on page 40. Those of you who know Cat, know she works with pale pastel fabric and paper (as an aside, those who follow her blog know I can't leave a comment because of the embedded comment form). This is my interpretation of her dyed fabric.
Bucket of water
Empty microwave safe container to hold the ingredients
Yellow onion skins
Cinnamon sticks (these were from the grocery store, but you can also find them in craft stores and your local spice and/or natural food store)
Vinegar (I used white because it was all I have)
It goes without saying, the spent cinnamon and onion skins have found a place in my compost container. I also plan to make more of these dyed fabrics using herbs from my garden.
a wip painting abstracted from a photo
3 hours ago