Monday, August 29, 2011

Marbling on Fabric

Diane and I got together with our fiber group to try our hand at marbling. 

Here’re the trays of size with the marbling paints floating on the top. Quite a messy business! 

The object is to float the paints and make a monoprint with fabric or paper pretreated with alum. The fabric is then rinsed and hung to dry.

Here are some of the results – 

These two are of some test pieces we did. The second one was marbled twice.  

This photo shows just a portion of a scarf.

They haven't been washed and ironed yet, so the jury is still out. I feel some have potential and others need to be over printed. Not sure how/if the colors will change after washing.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Business as Usual... Well, Almost

I write this sitting on my back porch escaping the permeating aroma of polyurethane. Wood floors run through our entire upstairs and they're being refinished. Just a few more days and they'll be done thankfully.

The dyeing and drying of the latest batch of Aziza was finished just before this all began. I was planning on reskeining while the floors dried, but I think that will have to wait until next week. You should be able to see some of the new colors at Stitches Midwest.