Monday, January 23, 2012

9 moons, rings, circles...to play with

The wool bundle was still a bit damp this morning but I couldn't wait, so I unbundled and threw it in the dryer for about 40 minutes before washing. Lost practically no color in the wash. I always handwash in hot water. I want all the color that will come out to come out before I start stitching.

The copper pipe left lots of pale green sections and the rusty nails and pennies left nice markings. You can see how the iron in the dye pot (from the tin can dyeings) really darkened the wool that was exposed on the outside.

dark section on bottom was where the wool was exposed to the dyepot

back side...wool closest to copper pipe up at the top

This piece is really nice and soft.

22 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

very wonderful color range...amazing how just a little change produces great results. are you still doing the soy milk mordant. these last two cloths, yesterday and today's, are just perfect in themselves. should be a great place for creating new visions. inspiring as always...

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

The variations are so fine--it's a painting in itself--what a great canvas to begin to work on. I really must get back to dieing, maybe that will get my stitching hand going, Your tin can, copper bundles are inspiring!

jude said...

this is a beauty. i have some wool in the pot today.

lynda Howells said...

looks wonderful..no wonder you couldn't wait to unbundle it!x

woman with wings said...

Deanna, oh my gosh you are getting some fabulous outcomes! The turtle yesterday and today this beautiful wool. I think both could become stand-alone pieces. You've got the magic touch.

kaiteM said...

gorgeous, it will be lovely to stitch with. is it felted?

Terrie said...

Gorgeous piece. Love the green outcome and the strips mark. How nice !

Nancy said...

Deanna- This dye result is amazing. Each one you post just gets better and better. You have the hand for this!

karen said...

Deanna this is amazing...a piece of art in its own right.

Els said...

Deanna,a lovely piece ! Think I like the "back" best
(but who am I to say)

Deb G said...

Big sigh. Just beautiful. Are you using old pennies? I've been meaning to sort through my piggy bank for older ones that have more copper.

deanna7trees said...

Deb G.---yes. pennies prior to the year 1982.

neki desu said...

wonderful! i like the black part the best too.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable what results you can create. I´m curious what you will do with it.
Doris

deanna7trees said...

hi Doris. this one may become a small pouch eventually. i like having things on hand to give as gifts. some of the other silk and cotton pieces, i think, will eventually become a blanket.

Robin Olsen said...

the results of this and your turtle piece are just stunning!

Suzanna said...

Deanna, this is really beautiful, also the turtle. Very inspiring!

Deb G said...

Thanks Deanna. I knew it was 80 something but hadn't gotten around to looking it up. Going to play tomorrow. :)

HollyM said...

What a beautiful piece. I'd love to see what you'll do with it.

kat said...

I just love the colours in this, it looks as though it holds lots of deep woodland mysteries and magics! You may find fairies ...

Janet said...

Love this one - wow, the colors are amazing and I love working with wool.

Lis said...

I'm just catching up and am so glad I didn't miss this gorgeous piece, it is truly lovely Deanna.

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