Next week I will be hosting a dye day. Never know how many will show up, but we always have lots of fun. It has gotten me thinking about what I would like to dye and what I already have dyed that I’ve not used. You’ve seen lots of that on this blog after other dye days—I have a LOT!
Kay Sorensen has a blog that I follow and she recently took an intense dyeing class with Jan Myers-Newberry. Just seeing what she is doing with some of that fabric is inspiring me to actually USE some of mine!
This piece has always been clamoring to be made into a light-filled cave under the sea.
Well, I’m not so much of a realistic designer so I started selecting and laying out fabrics directly inspired by Kay’s work. I hope she takes this as flattery and not an attempt to exploit her design skills!!!!
Here’s what I have after my
work play session today.
Not really any thought yet as to construction method. I was concentrating on color. Of course I’m not completely satisfied–and there may be more from which to choose after the upcoming dye day. But, all in all, I feel like I’ve made a good start on a project using my own hand-dyed fabric.
And I re-discovered fabric that I had forgotten about. And some of the stuff I hated isn’t really that bad. And I may have to do a lot more of this, since I found another big piece that MUST be used. (Yes, it was shouting at me!) And…and…and…
I really love hand-dyed fabrics and I love dyeing them. Can’t wait to play in the dye pots again!