Sunday, October 28, 2012

some more dyeing results

well, i couldn't wait longer than 3 days. it was completely dry so i figured it was ok to unbundle.
click on the image for a close-up view.

it's this batch that i started with:





spotting created by starting with a braid. seams and stitching were left intact.

stitching removed from seams after dyeing...looks like stitching is still there.

the sheer embroidered cotton cloth dyes well without a mordant.

some interesting sections to work with. i like that orb in the upper left corner.

eucalyptus pods given to me by a friend. i will try to germinate the seeds.

need to get back to my lace knitting. just received some new lace needles that i really like. more on that next time.

MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU ON THE EAST COAST AWAITING THE STORM. STAY SAFE AND WARM.

26 comments:

Deb G said...

Oh some fun results. I especially like the braiding. I'll have to try that. I want to get a batch going with the apple leaves.

Rachel said...

Well, the impatience certainly hasn't produced a poor result! Fascinating stuff!

liniecat said...

I hadnt thought of plaiting! Nice work D!!

PJ said...

totally enjoyed looking at your blog this morning and as always, left inspired!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

i was so curious to see what would be the results of the clip/unclip...and it seems to me that is is storm sympathetic - the colors and the rolling motion of the designs. i like the braid piece too and "shibori" edges. this does seem to be a collision of titans as far as weather front go. my sister said she bottled everything she could - water wise. they get their water by pump so no electricity no water. she said chipmunks are even coming into her basement seeking "higher" ground. i too hope that all pass through the storm in quiet and safety. lovely magic cloth...

Jeannie said...

I too, love the braided effect. I am going to try that with indigo next spring (if I remember! LOL!). I just love the magical effects you achieved. I picked up a eucalyptus start last spring in the annual section of our local store. It is five feet tall and I am hoping I can overwinter it in the garage. It smells wonderful. Wishing you a beautiful week and fun with the new needles.

Els said...

LOvely dyeing results Deanna !!!
That braid : what an idea !

karen said...

love the orb too and the spots from the braiding.

Nat Palaskas said...

Great results here Deanna. I can see the round euc leave pattern in one of them. You might the trees out of seed pods. The only way for me to leave the bundles long enough is when I forget that they are there!

Jacky said...

Great results Deanna....I especially love that orb and the effect you have got from plaiting. I might try that next time I'm dyeing (Nat and I are eco-dyeing on Nov. 11th and I need to get some bits prepared).

Love what you've done. Thanks for sharing.

Jacky xox

montana joe said...

such much dyeing fun! and that braid and dye idea is brilliant!!!

neki desu said...

braiding,my fave way of dyeing effect!seems that you had fun

ali said...

impressive, interesting results, and so fast, too! I love the idea of braiding, and the left-in-then-removed stitching is really special!

SUSAN HEMANN said...

just wonderful dye results! Love the pods, wish I could get some myself.

Anita said...

Looks fantastic Deanna.Braiding and dyeing is a great idea!

Suzanna said...

Wish I had a walnut tree! I love the braided results...

Nancy said...

Well, then it is agreed upon...the orb, the braid, and the ghost stitches left in...all winners!
BTW- I have tons of eucalyptus trees here where I live. I'd be happy to mail off some leaves etc. if someone wants them!

Peggy said...

Deanna, these are great results after only a few days. I am wanting to make a braid now, too. What plant material did you get the wonderful slate blueish pieces (with the orb) from? It reminds me of how my bindweed looked at first. I loved seeing these.

saskia said...

great results, I just love the braid-dye-technique!
How did you get these blues?

deemallon said...

what a great idea to use a braid! I like that orb in the upper left corner, too... seems fitting for the Halloween time of year!

Ginny Huber said...

Hi Deanna: love the braiding and other effects; I've only waited 5 days and only when my bundle was in Canada with Fiona Duthie and she opened it and sent it to me here!!!

yvette said...

intruiging....yes lets hope everybody is safe

yvette said...

sent moa message too
thanks for your response..you such a sweetie

ersi marina said...

Great ideas and results! The braid is gorgeous and removing the stitches after dying was such a wonderful idea!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see the magic that unfolded from your braids... so fun.

handstories said...

the braiding is a great idea & what a wonderful orb you made & i like the pod face in the last photo.

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