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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Water


dried - top, originally uploaded by jckirner.




That was the question - could I mimic ripples on water.
Recent play with glue gel resist and Jacquard's Dynaflow fabric dye/paints had me curious to try more.


Thinking back to smocking efforts of the past, but not wanting to create such a rigidly rippled structure, I chose to stagger the spacing of the dots, then stitched between them in a staggered manner.


Gathered, then painted with a combo of Azure Blue and violet. Intending a more indigo-like color.


Dried overnight.


Unfurled. And a surprise delight at the contrast between the colored/uncolored threads.


Ironed flat to finish.

Water-like? Yes!

4 comments:

  1. I think the fabric looks interesting. Now what will you do with it?Harriete

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  2. Thanks, folks!
    What to do with this? Let's see - I could work towards different water effects.
    I could work towards the four elements.
    A water vessel perhaps?

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