Sunday, December 11, 2011

not much change in color...

after washing out the pieces posted yesterday. The black sections are slightly lighter (that is a good thing) but not much else changed after heat setting and washing. I love looking at different sections of the dyed pieces for beasts, figures, etc., so I'm sharing with you some of the sections I really love.

even the bit of onion skin took on an interesting color and shape

a bride walking to the alter--do you see her? her veil is blowing in the wind.

you would guess these are leaves but they were only folds in the cloth around the tin can

2 dolphins swimming toward each other and blowing rings of bubbles

interesting...what do you see?

I found this book at the library to inspire the drawing of some cave beasts

AND ON ANOTHER COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TOPIC: a new type of mesh yarn came out a while ago and I just wanted to play with it a bit. I'm using the one called Chrysalis by Yarn bee (found at Hobby Lobby), but Red Heart also has one called Sashay. I tried both the knitting and crochet instructions but liked the fullness given with the crochet so that is what I'm trying (just playing). Instructions here for both methods.

a small sample with a crochet hook size J. looks like a ribbon on the ball but opens up to a mesh.
AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY THAT IS HERE.

17 comments:

Jeannie said...

As I was scrolling down, drooling over you results, I came to the book cover. I thought - wow!!! Deanna is really amazing to get bulls showing up on her cloth. LOL! I see a mermaid with her hair floating above her in the middle one. I love the bride and the dolphins. Fun! I went to check on some bundles I had outside since mid October. Frozen solid!!! It has been below freezing for 2 weeks and as I was out bundling up tender plants, I completely forgot about checking the cloth. Now I am interested in seeing what freezing has done to them. Patience is not my strong suit, but I think I'll let them freeze a while longer.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

Hi Deanna - i'm still playing with mine. wash a few and waiting for them to dry. I'm a little upbeat by the fact that you didn't lose that much color...that's great. I don't have a lot of hang places (and don't laugh if I tell you i'm using my dehydrator to dry the cloth) so not much room therefore little batches. But i see everything you see a more - squid swimming is what i first thought when you asked, "what do you see" then i thought - different angles and prospective would make other creatures. The bride looks a little like something out of Dickens...and now that you have the Chauvet book to look at I expect you'll be finding many more beasts. How fun. so will you be making beasts. I guess i never thought of using beasts before but this is tempting. Jude's beasts today reminded me of something that came out of a long ago swamp and now your's from a long ago wall/cave. Happy for you.

jude said...

great results!

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

You've gotten quite deep with this series. The visions you see, I see also, and in the third shot, I see falling feathers as well. What a rich source you are mining, and with what imaginative vision you are crafting the results so far. I expect and hope for a story cloth to amaze me any day, week or month now.

saraz said...

These pieces are all exciting. I bet you can hardly wait to work on them--but then they are so cool as is!

Penny Berens said...

Oh, yes, that really is a bride waling down the aisle! Great results and those folds always come out looking like willow leaves don't they.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

these are really great, Deanna.
i have yet to begin something like
this...don't know if or when i
will. so really enjoy watching and learning from you.
THANKS!!!!! for showing us....
xoxoxo

Margaret Johnson said...

How beautiful Deanna, your bride, to me looks like a spirit moth. I'm hoping to try some dyeing after Christmas, although I must admit I'm nervous about it!.. I've only used the Derwent inktense blocks to colour fabrics. Love visiting your blog. Marg. ox

Deb G said...

Really, really like what you have come up with. Now I've got to go put something more in the cabbage dye bath... :)

Notjustnat said...

Wow Deanna, you have been busy! I love the results of your experiment. Will rust ruin fabric? I used steel wool before but have to rinse it out very well to get the rust off - great job - hugs Nat

Heather M. said...

Hi,

Your fabric is very cool. In the 3rd picture I see another bride (down the right side) and instead of leaves I see crystals.

Yvonne said...

A bride - how lovely and makes me think of a line of Mary Oliver poetry: 'a bride married to amazement'. And I would have thought those markings were from leaves - even though I know what folds can do! I found stitching a beast from the Chauvet caves was a little eerie and I have more ready to stitch - but not this month! I got some of that yarn when I was on Saltspring Island - thanks for the link to instructions.

deanna7trees said...

Yvonne--'a bride married to amazement'...i love that. anxious to hear how you find working with the yarn. it's very slow going and fiddly for me. i hope i don't lose patience before finishing it. i also thought that just a few rows with a pin might be a nice accent on a jacket.

woman with wings said...

These are awesome results, Deanna. Wow. I see everything you said, the mystery one for me looked like water creatures, too -- someone else said the same up there, I think. Just amazing what the folds created for you. Love the pennies -- for some reason I'd thought they weren't copper anymore.Thanks for the detailed instructions yesterday, am going to get some cans out of the recycling bin now!

karen said...

in the fifth image I see a bird, top left corner swooping down towards some kind of beast...

Ruby Slippers said...

These are beautiful deanna. What an exciting time you must've had opening them up! On the 5th piece I see wee mice having a chat. The one on the upper right is especially clear to me with its black eye, bi-coloured face and dear little white ears.

sally.wilson said...

Hi, in the third image, I see feathers and in the fifth image, I see the possibility of eyes. I love your fabrics - the path you are on is great.

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