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Monday, September 5, 2011
Mono printing, with Fabric Dyes.
I do my fabric dyeing in the studio/laundry room.. Above I am dyeing some bamboo sticks.. you ask why?? I might need some red or black ones some day....looking at my wet scrap cloth that picks up the tiny particles of dye powder, so it will not fly all over, and thought I could use the top of my washer as a surface to Mono print... hummm.
I pulled up the cloth and smeared paint on the top of the washer,, after all it would just wipe clean.
I had some linen fabric that was soaking in the soda ash and laid it over the dyes I had put on the top of the washing machine.
I thought I would wrap the dyed cloth in alum. foil, this way the dyes would not migrate to another part of the fabric, and left them for 24 hours... oh, you want to see the finished cloth?
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,