Wednesday, January 11, 2012

it had to have velvet...

I just love the feel and look of velvet so I had to add a piece to my magic cloth.

lush purple velvet
My magic cloth now officially named:  The Playground (the old, the new, the imagined, and the possible)

Did a bit of dyeing this week...here are some images.

leaves on habotai silk wrapped around a tin can

added a copper pipe on the second can

the result...some leaf definition...both pretty much the same

14 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

wow the dying worked well for you. i also like the bundle, how it looks, just wrapped and still fresh. the color is nice and bright. how long did you "cook" it for. I've not tried the eco-type dying but am always fascinated by the results. i have a nice new rust can...found it outside already rusting so i snatched it up. one person's junk is another's treasure...enjoy playing in your playground.

handstories said...

playground is perfect!

Notjustnat said...

I think your dyeing turned out great. I love it. I know how you feel about wanting different color. Enjoy playing in the 'playground'
love
nat

MosaicMagpie said...

Dyeing is always so much fun. I think it is the unknown factor that interests me. You just never know what you will get.
Deb

woman with wings said...

Your playground reminds me of Rumi's field! It's the perfect name for a Deanna magic cloth.

I think a freshly-wrapped eco-bundle/can is just the prettiest sight. You always make me want to go find a can and some cloth and get a move on it. I'm getting closer to concocting something, have been setting aside pre-1982 pennies ever since you were using them!

Jeannie said...

I love the title of your Magic Cloth! There is something magical about velvet. The way the color changes when you stroke it and the rabbit like texture. Your dye bundle and results are beautiful. I made enchiladas with guacamole this week. The pit and skins went in the freezer until warmer weather arrives. Wishing you a beautiful day.

karen said...

the velvet sits so well within the piece Deanna and your chosen name is perfect...

aracne said...

I love the natural dyeing, it fascinates me to see what comes out when you open the bundle, it is like magic...
Great name for your cloth.

Rachel said...

It looks like great fun - I look forward to seeing what you do next!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Deanna. Beautiful dyeing--you got a lot of depth with the colors. Also liked your "Playground"--the paw prints are a nice addition. BTW, it rarely gets below the high 40s F. in Tunisia (I think it's snowed lightly 3 times in 30 years) so succulents do very well. Looking forward to your TAST adventures. I considered playing along, but, I have so many projects piled up. I will live vicariously!
best, nadia

kaiteM said...

i like the idea of playground cloth, whatever takes your fancy for the day.

Robin Olsen said...

I like the boldness of the velvet in your piece. I gave your blog a Leibster blog award--you can read the details about it on my blog.

Jacky said...

That is a great name for your cloth...perfect! Isnt it nice when that perfect name presents itself.
Love the addition of the luscious velvet.
I must try the dyeing with the can (as I have saved one just for this purpose). Do you just boil your cloth up in say one skins whilst wrapped around the tin? I have some walnuts too and I am going to make up a dye pot and have a go.

Always so much going on on your blog Deanna...busy lady.

Jacky xox

helen said...

Perfect name for so much fun :~) Purple velvet is swoon worthy. I love velvet too. Your dyeing projects are so fantastic.

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