Saturday, March 3, 2012

more portals, moons, black holes...

from the dye pot. I will continue using the tin cans that create some interesting circles and designs. Lots of blue in the large piece, that doesn't show up well in the image. Not sure where the blue is from but I like it. The large piece is a silk/linen blend vintage piece from a friend. It was a light gold color before hitting the dye pot. The other was a white silk velvet. I'm thinking these will all wind up on the back of my cloth 'The Play Ground'. Click on the images for a closer view.

silk/linen around a tin can in oak/acorn liquid

Whoosh....you can kind of see the hint of blue here

started out as white silk velvet

AND I couldn't resist this piece of silk from a Japanese kimono...

soft silk with a slight texture

20 comments:

Yvonne said...

You got some real beauties, here!

Jeannie said...

Deanna, you have the gift of transforming fabric! The one with the hint of blue reminds me of an old tree with interesting bark. The Japanese kimono fabric is gorgeous. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Jacky said...

I love this tin can method of Jude's for making moons. I have done a couple, but they are not nearly as dark as yours. I think my oak needs to steep longer.

Beautiful and yummy silk velvet.

Jacky xox

Sandy said...

The velvet leaves me speachless...........

karen said...

wonderful....some of these look so spherical that they appear to be three dimensional...

Ms. said...

Gee whiz, I would be thinking of those wonderful moons as the front. Such lush simplicity there.

kaiteM said...

it looks 3 dimensional, like a kiss

blandina (aracne) said...

The white silk velvet is a winner, I can only imagine how soft it must be.
I also like the kimono fabric: isn't this an unusual pattern for Japan?

deanna7trees said...

thanks, blandina. yes. that is an unusual pattern for Japan. it's referred to as a 'sarasa pattern'. i looked it up and sarasa patterns originated in India about 2000 years ago and arrived in Japan in the 16th century. i couldn't resist the color and the pattern.

Nancy said...

Oh Deanna...everything here is luscious! The silk velvet, your excellent dye results, the textured silk...Ahhh...gorgeous!

ali said...

incredible depth of color--your rings sing

joe said...

simply awe-inspiring!! tin cans? i've missed something somewhere. epic sadness!

love, love, love these!

Rachel said...

The greyish blue is lovely - and that Japanese silk has a wonderful kaleidoscope of colours!

jude said...

velvet dyes up nice, eh?

Janet said...

That silk piece deserved some accolades! That is amazing - such depth. I was also surprised to see that that is really Japanese silk - I thought Chinese, but I read your explanation above. Very interesting. Really nice work you have been doing.

Alex said...

Beautiful soft natural shades - the velvet is gorgeous - textural too!

liniecat said...

fab owl eyes, that first pic sideays on! great results indeed

handstories said...

just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...

Dee said...

I really love these - esp the one with blue in it! Are you pre-soaking any of your fabrics?

deanna7trees said...

thanks, Dee. i just soak all silk in a vinegar/water mixture for about 20 minutes. the piece you refer to is a silk/linen mixture so i did soak it in watered down soy milk overnight. with cotton cloth, i soak in soy milk for a couple of days and then let it dry before using it.

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