Friday, August 21, 2009

Working with an undercurrent of texture

Sometimes it is the texture of the under cloth which sparks my inspiration.  This black and white check has been waiting for years to be noticed and pulled into use.  I pinned it to the 4x8 table top and dyed several layers of scarves.  Each layer left dye and when the next white layer was pinned and dyed it would pull dried dye from the cloth, a transference of color and texture.  Since I wish to have some control, I'm using a controlled palette, leaving the reds and blues for another day.

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