On friday morning I decided to produce some more coloured fabric. I call it dyeing but it is just colouring cotton with silk paints. Have not mastered the art of dyes yet!
I usually dampen the fabric slightly then sponge on the silk paint, sometimes watered down to make it go further, like to use more than one colour, it does not always come out as I would like as when the colours bleed into each other things can go wrong! On the samples I have posted here most have had rock salt sprinkled onto them to make the colour run into the salt which produces lovely patterns.
These pieces I use to do some of the tast stitches on but now I am doing a bit of crazy patchwork they will be popping up there as well.
I have also been playing with a small block 6" quite a lot of tatting, think I will remove the pink gathered ribbon, have my crazy blocks pinned onto a board so I can stand back and look, admire is not the right word! The 4 other blocks posted the other day will remain on the boad till I feel more confident