Yesterday I finished over-dyeing my soy wax batik fabrics plus a few shibori dyed fabrics that I wanted to finish. I haven't decided yet if I am pleased with all of the results but I had a lot of fun working on these. The shibori fabrics I have had ready to paint since late summer, early fall. We were making trips from our house to the h
omes of relatives. Tying the fabric for shibori was an easy relaxing way to spend the time in the car. I think I will make a habit of leaving fabric ready to tie or stitch near my tv. When I stop to watch a show I can also create some new fabrics.
know I like this first one with the green edges and the yellow dots. If you look at it the right way(from either end) it looks like a field of yellow flowers. I will have to experiment more with refining this technique. The next two cloths are some I did in a shibori dyeing class taught by Marjorie McWilliams at Quilt University online. The lighter colored parts were white and I overdyed them both. Not sure I like the blue and reddish one as well since I added the overdye. Before with the white it was almost a patriotic fabric, now the blue has a slight greenish tint. I have one other shibori fabric I am working on right now. I'm trying to make a butterfly. I'll let you know if it turns out.
The next photos are my soy waxed batiks I showed you in an earlier post. Now they are finished. Not sure what I will make with them yet. I'll have to think about it for awhile, I'll hang them on my design board one at a time until something comes to me. I also threw some cheesecloth into the dyes to use with my embellisher. Not sure they will work but they did end up bright colored. Have a great day! Janet