November 27, 2013

Next hand-work project - here I come!




When I was trying to get "just the right effect" with my rust dyeing over the summer to make the fabric for Erosion; well, need I say more? lol 

Those of you who have rust dyed, know that you have virtually no control over the finished product. Try as you may - things never turn out exactly how you had envisioned. So I had to rust dye a LOT of fabric - yards and yards - (about 7!) to get the piece I wanted for Erosion.

But then, what's a girl to do with 6 yards of rust-dyed fabric? 

One of the ideas I came up with was the above. Each of those is a 6.5 inch square - very manageable as a piece of portable work, and if I get tired of it after these first 12 blocks, I can stop. But my intent is to make eight or twelve of these sections  - so, 144 of those 6.5 inch squares (I know, right?), put them all together, and then use them as a background for a still larger piece. I imagine it will take approximately a year of lunches in total.

But who wants to think about that?!  So, I'm starting with one six and 1/2 inch square. 

Very manageable. 

:)

Kit 120

4 comments:

Linda Kittmer said...

Beautiful little pieces. And yes, I know what you mean about the unpredictability of rust dying...I guess that's part of the fun...to see what you get when you 'reveal' the finished pieces to yourself! Great ongoing project. I look forward to seeing where this goes Kit.

arlee said...

:)

Maggi said...

Fantastic effects.

Beth said...

That's the same way you eat an elephant, bite by bite!!

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