Friday, February 8, 2019

GIRLFREIND ART CAMP RESULTS

Now back at home with all my fabrics washed, pressed, and ready to fondle.
 Interestingly, I ice-dyed some Liberty of London solid light pink fabric that I wasn't planning on using for anything else.  The three pieces on the right are the results.....amazing how well that fabric took the dye!
 Here's some unsuccessful pieces...top is the 'right' side of an older tan print...I often over-dye these dated fabrics with mixed results.....the 'back' side of the fabric is where the best designs are created. But even these two bottom pieces are pretty boring. 
 Here's an ice-dyed piece of 100% wool......I sure wish the appx. 15" x 15" piece would have been bigger!
Good results on this second batch of eco-printed wool felt.  The vinegar water had now had time to develop a rust tone after we threw in a bunch of rusted items.
You can see where this same fabric in the first batch has less brown/rust tones....both are pleasing to me.

I can hardly wait till next year....hoping I continue to be invited!!


12 comments:

Kathy said...

Sounds like you had a great time and you got all useable results, even if you don't love some of them. The important part was the friendship...and who would even think of leaving you out?!!!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those came out beautifully!! Of course they will invite you again, your creativity is an asset to any group.

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

It is so much fun to do ice/snow dyeing and eco prints with friends because the results are always a surprise and you can ooh and aah over your pieces together. Love the ecoprints rusty and nonrusty.

Nancy said...

Oh my- the big reveal is always such fun. I like those eco-dye prints, too. Thanks for those tips on ice-dyeing. I had not thought about there being just so much dye the fabric can absorb.

Shannon said...

The fabrics are all really pretty, even the boring unsuccessful ones! They might make good sky if you're ever doing a stormy landscape.

Angela said...

Yummy!

The Inside Stori said...

I'm so happy to hear you all have enjoyed the dyeing/printing magic as much as I do.....and time with girlfriends is equally precious!

Linda M said...

Sounds like a very successful camp! Love the last piece in your first post about it.

Judy Warner said...

Liberty of London is some of the finest cotton so I am not surprised it took the dye so well. BTW their silks are even more impressive. :0

Robbie said...

Well, my favorites are the last two pics! Really wonderful! Your overdyes are quite nice as well but I'm just drawn to those eco prints.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Talk about coming home with renewed energy and great fabrics to jump start the next creative wave! I love all that great fabric!

Norma Schlager said...

I think they all look good, even the ones that you think are boring. I like the wool pice and how intense the colors are. Have you tried cotton velveteen? That really grabs the color, as does linen.