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More Fabric Dyeing

These will be the last of the fabric dyeing pieces that I am doing for the summer (and probably the year).

Hand Dye
Hand Dye

These photos aren’t perfect, but you get the idea of what each piece looks like. I am sharing the entire piece, and then a close up of each one.

Hand Dye
Hand Dye

Playing with the color has been quite fun!

Hand Dye
Hand Dye

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye

This last photo is the most accurate of the color and makes a nice stack of possibilities!

Hand Dye

To see the previous hand dyed pieces, click here.

Never stop playing!

Fabric Dyeing

I decided that there is no time like the present to take my dye supplies out of storage and have a play.

I thought that I didn’t have a lot, and I could use up what I have and be done with it.

I thought wrong.

I have lots of dyeing supplies in storage.

And I am enjoying time out of the sewing studio (and away from housework and weeding) playing around with color.

Hand Dye
Hand Dye

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Hand Dye

I also thought that my dyes are so old that they will have lost their intensity.

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Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye
Hand Dye

Wrong again.

I know the close ups don’t do it justice (I had my camera settings wrong), but the next photo does. Lots of deep, rich color!

Hand Dye

Here’s two more:

Hand Dye
Hand Dye

And these are cocoons. Why? I don’t know. I must have had an idea to use these once upon a time.

At any rate…they take the dye well!

Hand Dye

Never stop playing!

Color/Value Visual

I thought that you might like to see a visual experiment on what color/value can do in a quilt design.

I am using the Autumn Tints block in a straight set and with the same five colors in every design that you see.

The very first design is the Autumn Tints block set side by side with no sashing.  All of the other designs have sashing between the blocks (I wanted to see if I could introduce some perspective to the design).

Autumn Tints Straight Set

Autumn Tints Straight Set

Autumn Tints Straight Set

Autumn Tints Straight Set

Autumn Tints Straight Set

Autumn Tints Straight Set

Autumn Tints Straight Set

Autumn Tints Straight Set

I came up with even more variations just by moving the color/value around.  Sometimes there are very interesting effects, such as squares appearing to ‘float’.

There will be a visually appealing look just for you if you experiment with color and value!

I participated in the Around the World Blog Hop in this post from last week.  I encourage you to check out this week’s participants:

Cathi Godwin over at Quilt Obsession
Linda Jo Reed over at Upheld in the Battle
Amy Johnson over at Amy’s Free Motion Quilting Adventures
 

October

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And every thing was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band….
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky….

~George Cooper, “October’s Party”

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn