Sunday, January 29, 2012

the second time around...

I re-packaged yesterday's cloth around a tin can, this time. It went back into the dye pot last night, undone this morning and into the dryer before washing. A much better result today, I think. Kind of like a spider web.
I also took some 1½" cotton tape and did some shibori stitching and threw that into the dye pot as well.

shibori stitched cotton tape and re-bundled cloth



cloth kind of like a spider web

And I've been playing around with my double moons. Printed them on paper to play before cutting into the cloth.

deciding how to create my double moon

If you haven't read about the The Golden Spider Silk Cape, or even if you have, here is a very interesting video showing how it was created.

22 comments:

Peggy said...

These are beautiful pieces of cloth. So much possibility.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

the shibori came out well...i get mixed results when i try - i think it's the patience thing...but the way you have placed the two moons for you double moon looks a lot like the photo you took...hope you are pleased. take care and enjoy your sunday.

Jeannie said...

Thank you so much for the link about the cape. I was enthralled. How beautiful! Then I started exploring. What a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. Your fabric pieces are beautiful. Perhaps a spider upon one?

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Oh--it's so much lovelier the second time around, and I see the depth has deepened on the ground, with that brilliant spiraling intrusion like a message from the stars, and sown below--is that a smiley face? I really want to know--hey ho!

woman with wings said...

Deanna, I like how you always have the patience to continue with your dyeing. Hey, I did another go-round (at your suggestion) with broken-up pinecones, so we'll find out tomorrow. I loved your sketchbook post yesterday, lovely designs. More continuing. And what a good idea to copy the actual circles on paper. Can't get that video loaded, will try later, looks fascinating. Thanks for all the goodies here!

Notjustnat said...

The tin can has the best dye ever! I have been away and didn't get around to visit you. Back again - hugs Nat

Serena said...

wow!!

yvette said...

great outcome!

Rachel said...

Doesn't it make things so much easier to be able print things out to play with them before working on the real thing!

deanna7trees said...

thank you all.
Rachel--yes, printing out on paper is great. i've been doing that for years. when i did traditional quilting, i sometimes would scan my fabrics and prepare the pattern in paper to see if i liked the result before cutting into fabric.

jude said...

looks like you have ring fever over here.

Nancy said...

Your rings are looking great...your determination excellent...the video - Amazing!

Janet said...

Nice work with the double rings and the spider's web. It would be nice to just send my cloth over to you - ha! I like the paper idea too. I've shrunk some of my creations on paper and put them in jewelry pieces.

deanna7trees said...

thanks, Janet. nice idea with the jewelry pieces.

Velma said...

deanna, lots of excitement and interest here, rich.

Mo'a said...

What wonderful results you are getting. I am so inspired. Do you dye outside or inside?

handstories said...

deanna, your spider web & moon cloths are beautiful & your idea for the double moon- very creative. & i was so happy to see the willa quote. i'd forgotten how much i loved her. living in nebraska one summer, read all of her books & visited her childhood home- going to go find one of her books tonight, thanks.

neki desu said...

cloth gets more and more interesting with second and third layers.

ali said...

wonderfully evocative of moon and moon-time; this is as informative as it is inspiring

aracne said...

Every time I come her I am stunned by your dyeing. I have so much to learn!

Deb G said...

I didn't notice much until I did one myself that the indentations on the sides of the tin will leave marks. I notice how they create patterns on yours much better now... Beautiful!

Martine said...

this looks really great Deanna.........
XXXm

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