Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Finally some ART time...

I finally decided it was time for me to take some "Art Time" or "me time" ;-)
The hubby and I have organized the basement to a point that we can finally take some time for fun. Meaning he is hoping to set up an area in the basement to take photos and I am trying to set up a wet studio area for dyeing silks and cotton fabrics.
It came back to me quickly this morning while I was playing why I enjoy dyeing silk scarves.
I love the unpredictability. I love the feeling of the many ways to experiment with the dyes, the shibori stitching and the unpredictable outcomes. I love the "hmmm wonder what if I…..?

Stitched, thread pulled tightly then fabric dye 

Stitches being removed

Placed on drying rack to dry for 24 hours before being steamed
Large silk piece on table attempting a different technique of dye application
Stitching being removed from silk piece
Shibori threads removed from silk piece
A few scarves on my drying racks
Creations now drying for at least 24 hours before I try steaming my dyed pieces for the first time.
It feels so good to take some ART Time…ta ta ;-)