So, I finished up my little disperse dyeing piece which, as it turns out, is a great sample piece for a future disperse dyeing class.
What's really lovely about disperse dyeing, is that if you have limited skills, you can make something really pretty, such as the piece above.
I did add some extra leaves to create more depth, and hand stitched veins on the leaves to create more texture...
Similarly, I added some more bits and scraps of fabric to the little islands to give them more texture and weight. But there's not a significant difference between the finished piece and where we started:
Fern No. 2 (c) 2012 Kit Lang
And more advanced learners can create anything they want!
Winter is Coming (c) 2012 Kit Lang
Or if you just wanted to make pretty fabric for other uses, you can do that too.
It's why I really love the disperse dye technique. It's a bit fussy, but once you've learned how to do the basic techniques, you can make nearly anything.
So, last Monday I said that I needed to take a week or so to figure out what I'm doing next. I have news on the front - but before I begin that project, I realized I have some charitable contributions I need to whip up, a challenge piece that's due in a couple of weeks for Group of Eight, and a piece I want to make for submission to Cloth Paper Scissors reader challenge.
So I'll be busy with those things for the next two weeks, and then the real "art" begins. ;)
Looking forward to sharing them with you.