Not only did Val have the eco-dyeing equipment set up, she had a vat of indigo to play with too. Kate is dipping a piece of paper into the solution.
You can almost see it turning blue as it comes out!Denny was hard at work making deconstructed screens and layering and layering previously printed fabrics. I am always in awe....
Super, isn't it?!?
She brought a tree stencil that we all went ga, ga over!!Now....full disclosure! It's human nature to show off only the best of what we create, right? Well.....I have NO BEST....in fact I have bad, worse, and worser!
I purposely brought fabrics that failed previous dyeing attempts....whether that be ice-dyeing or other techniques. Of course I was thinking....hummmm.....I'll layer designs and perhaps end up with great 'Denny' style fabrics.
Even using Denny fabulous tree stencil (Crafter's Workshop), the results were miserable.
The stencil was used for both positive and negative images.....pitiful.
This piece stared out as a blue/white print......later to be ice-dyed, followed by a color removal technique, and now printed with stencils and thickened dyes. Of course the color choice of the dye was all wrong....there is no hope for this one. I'll give it to Denny for her miracle touch.
I'm not even sure how this piece was originally created....it looked like dirty sand when I started.......and didn't look any better after I played with smearing dyes, using stencils and a polka dot roller.
Yup...that's it.....I knew each was terrible as soon as I made them......yet I went through the process of batching, washing, drying to be put back in the stack of 'needs more help' fabrics.
Okay....not all days can end up with awesome fabric......but all days with the Fiber Junkies are awesome anyway!!