A few years ago, I started to dye my own fabrics. Another adventure in surface design: so many colours, so may possibilities. Dyeing fabric using Procion dyes is a lengthy process: preparing the dyes in different colours and the soda ash solution, scour the fabric, the buckets. And then waiting for a few days before washing the fabric to discover the wonderful different colours that the low- water immersion process created. So once I decided that it’s dyeing day, I end up working with 15-20 yards of fabric at once. And that gives me lots of fabric to admire! But … what to do with them afterwards? I started making these simple pieced landscapes: no rulers, no pins.
Read more in our Issue 58.
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