Sunday, April 3, 2011

Overdyeing nature cloths, shibori and hearts...

The cloths from the wrapt tree project showed some staining but they have really been enhanced by over-dying with onion skins. I also did some shibori stitching on a couple of pieces and dropped them in the onion skin dye pot. Was happy with the results especially since the Colorhue dyes do not work on cotton. Some of these pieces will be stitched together to re-upholster a child's antique rocking chair that I've had for quite a while. I'll add some shibori hearts as an embellishment. The heart's were inspired by Jude in her Whispering Hearts series. If hearts inspire you, you might want to join us there.

you can see the markings where the cloth was tied to the tree

there's even a ready made hole for some creative embellishment

shibori tied

shibori after onion skin dyeing

shibori tied and onion skin dyed. the wool really picks up the color.

shibori hearts-green is colorhue dyed. rust is onion skin dyed.

15 comments:

Herm said...

Deanna, you are doing wonderfully with the "shibori dyeing", checked my cloth wrapped on the tree and there is not much color yet, I will leave it there for a while.

deanna7trees said...

thanks, herm. mine was there for 6 months and now that it's dyed, i see more markings than before.

jude said...

love the circles and the idea of the ready made hole...

deanna7trees said...

thanks, Jude. i'm glad i have a carton of onion skins in my garage. looks like i'll be doing a lot of that type dyeing. i'm hooked on the shibori.

woman with wings said...

Yes. My mouth dropped open when I saw the circles out of onion dye. I don't know, it just gets better and better around here, Deanna!

Jacky said...

I really like the result from the onion skins on the cotton shibori piece...looks aged which I love!

I didnt have much luck with my wrapped piece either, so I might revitalise it with some onion skins too.

Jacky xox

Notjustnat said...

You are doing so well with natural dyed Deanna. I did some too and posted it up on silkshibori if you want to have a look - Hugs Nat

Robin Olsen said...

Oh those beautiful golds are a bit of sunshine!

PJ said...

These are really gorgeous...the color is wonderful and then when you add in your shibori techniques it just takes the cloth into another realm...I am really enjoying following your blog.

ger said...

Pooh, still more onion + shibori inspiration - I really have to catch up with this soon...;)

cristina said...

Oh I do love the onion skin circles...
Looks like the sun I'm waiting for this
morning! Eeeeeeee , , ,

karen said...

I particularly like the circular patterns, they're wonderful. Will we get to see the chair when it's done?

Martine said...

yes hearts inspire me Deanna, if only a day had 48 hours.............
XXXm

T said...

you are off on leaps and bounds with this beautiful shibori dyeing. fabulous colour and pattern here.

xt

Kim said...

Ooh, now I see the hearts! See, different paths...

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