Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fabric Fun

Here are some of the fabrics I made at the class with Jane Balshaw. This first one was using gutta resist. It would really take practice to get it so the paints don't bleed through the gutta lines. I would love to do more but don't think I will. My hand was really bothering me with squeezing the gutta out of the bottle. Because I do alot of cake decorating at work, I'm really aware of what bothers my hand.
This is a piece of painted shibori. The blue/green fabric was a piece I had painted. I added dark purple paint (looks black) when I did the shibori. I love the look.

This is another piece of shibori and a piece that I discharged with Jacquard Discharge Paste. When I was ironing out the shibori piece at home, I just happened to put it next to the discharge piece and loved how they looked. The discharge piece wasn't quilte the right red so I set out to see if I could make a similar piece to go with the shibori piece.
This is what I came up with. I just love how they look together. Now I just need to figure out what to do. I'm thinking some sort of collage so I can leave these pieces whole.
This is my work in progress for the round robin. It's all fused together, I just need to figure out how to add some highlights to the vases and add lines to the bottle to show the square corners. I'm using paper with a rectangle cut out to figure out how I want to crop the piece.
I'd better stop procrastinating with my blogging and start working on something befor I have to go to work at 1.


1 comment:

StegArt said...

Love the design and colors in that gutta piece. And I agree the shibori and discharge pieces look great together.