Our activity for this meeting was to be indigo dyeing. However, the weather wasn't cooperating so at the last minute Kate suggested a somewhat similar nifty technique. The idea is to use shibori type folding methods as we would have with the indigo but instead use paint/dye on the edges of the folds to create interesting patterns.Judy our host and hero of the day scrambled and got all the supplies ready for the fun day in her studio.
Judy is well known for her surface design pieces which she taught for many years on the national quilting highway circuit and in her books. We are grateful for her generosity......this is just part of the supplies she had organized for us to use.
I had prepared this pink (I really, really, dislike pink) Liberty of London Lawn fabric scrunched on a PVC pipe to indigo dye. But I brought it anyway to see what would happen if I painted it instead.
So often I come home from our FJ play dates with hunks of fabric dyed/painted in all different colors, nothing coordinates and they end up lingering on the shelf. So my new goal was to use the same paint colors to try to create a more useful collection by the end of the day.
Here are a few more of my folded pieces. NOTE......90% of what I was using were failed pieces from previous 'experiments'......worth trying to see if they could be rescued.
Here's another small piece 'flag' folded, using Dye-na-Flow.
As you can see now that they are washed and pressed......there's nothing usable here. I should have used solid white fabric as Gen did....she her winners below.
And here are Sue's super results......
Linking to: Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop, whoop Friday.