Sunday, March 27, 2016

More Dyeing Fun

Happy Easter to all my readers.  Had some great fun tie dyeing eggs this morning.

Here are more soy-wax, ice-dyed fabrics from the great Dye class I took a couple of weeks ago. Nick and Chase from Dragonfly Dyeworks  really know their dyes and it was great fun experimenting with the many colors they brought with them. See earlier blog posts for more info.

The one above is an over-dyed piece.  I showed the original fabric a couple of posts back.

This is a piece of an old linen tablecloth with lace.

Nick and Chase from Dragonfly Dyeworks  really know their dyes and it was great fun experimenting with the many colors they brought with them.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Soy Wax Ice Dyed Fabrics

Here are some of the soy wax ice-dyed fabrics I created at last weekend's fabulous workshop given by Nick and Chase of Dragonfly Dyeworks at SLO Creative Studios

This a cotton gauze piece. Love the values and textures I got using the wax with the ice. 

I used a stencil of bamboo trees in the center.  Although you can't really see them clearly, 
it still made a great design I think.

This fabric is an overdyed one.  Below is the arashi shibori piece I started with.  You can see glimpses of it through the soy wax and ice dyed patterns. 

Above  and below are  silk pieces.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Great Dyeing Workshop by Dragonfly Dyeworks at SLO Creative Studios

I took a great class this weekend at the SLO Creative Studios
We made a lot of great fabric in two days.  The class was taught by Nick and Chase from Dragonfly Dyeworks,   They are based in the Los Angeles area and give workshops here, there and everywhere.  If you get the opportunity to go to one, DO IT! They are both very knowledgeable about all aspects of surface design and fabrics.  Jan, the owner of SLO Creative Studio was our hostess.  We all learned a lot and had great fun doing so.

Below is a picture of Nick and Chase holding one of their lovely ice dyed fabrics.

Here are a few more of their fabulous fabrics that received lots of oohs and ahs from the class.

On the first day we did a soy wax resist with ice dyeing. Below is 
one of mine  with wax applied, that was already hand dyed, but needed a little something more.

 Below is a picture
 of Candace's fabric with soy on it.

 Cathy using a stencil with soy wax on her gold fabric.

Stay tuned for more on this great workshop including pictures of how it all turned out! Right now, it's back to lesson planning and gearing up for another week of teaching.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Early Spring Flowers

I didn't get a chance to post this weekend due to being under the weather with a bad cold/cough for over a week now.  I did get outside to enjoy my beautifully blooming flowers for a few minutes in between blowing my nose and cups of hot tea.

This is one of many irises from a friend of mine who passed away some years ago. The irises she gave me bloom every year on her birthday and day she died. Uncanny, but wonderful.

 Not sure of what the names of this succulent is, but just love the greens in it
 and how it captured the light.