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Surface Design Day

The washing machine finally gave up spinning last night and I was able to iron my discharged fabric and love the results. The three hand-dyed fabrics are just fabulous.  All the photos are clickable to be seen larger.

I love the piece on the right.

The fabric on the left and the right (in the upper photo) were over-dyed via the microwave. I squirted black and brown dye on each one and processed in the microwave for two minutes. Here is the result. I am thrilled with this. Very complex and mysterious.

The second piece in was over-painted with diluted brown paint. I love this, too.

Here are fabrics that I was auditioning for the big piece. Today, I over-painted them with diluted black and brown paint.

These two may need an additional over-painting job. I want them to look dirty and distressed!

I having some fabric batching overnight. One has 3 greens with some black splashes.

I had some brown dye left over so I used an ugly green/blue hand-dyed cotton. It will be fun to see what happens to it.

I am whooped from a day of dyeing and painting. I am taking the night off to watch ice skating. Tomorrow, I hope to start fusing and cutting and designing my BIG quilt.

4 Responses to “Surface Design Day”

  1. Jeannie says:

    Yummy eye candy! I especially love the top photo with the dark brown/yellow. Have a fun weekend!

  2. Connie Rose says:

    Terrific results, Gerrie!

  3. Great seeing all these results! I especially like the one overpainted with dilute brown.

  4. nancy says:

    wow… what a lot of beautiful fabric… for me this will be a lesson to see what you do with this. i have dyed fabric that i am pleased with but then i get stuck… what do i do with it now? i i will be interested to see how you proceed. i am learning a lot from you gerrie! thanks so much.