Sunday, 20 July 2008

A bit of Patchwork.

Continuing my quest to create a "fabric paper" look from fabric alone so decided to piece some commercial print fabrics together, just using gently curved strips. The small piece in the corner and thin strip are what they looked like prior to being dunked in the dyebaths. None of the fabrics had been pre-washed, well i was on a roll! Think that may be why I ended up with a rather patchy look. Now i need to consider the next stage..... printing i think. Am trying to be really disciplined colour wise so I end up with a "stash" of farics that i can use togethe rather than a random "whatever takes your fancy" colour theme. Althought the top piece isn't quite what i had in mind that will teach me to write down previously used colours when dyeing a particular piece!!!
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Homeleightigger said...

This is patchwork with a difference! Fabulous Dot. (I could do this with my 'prize' fabric couldn't I?) Look forward to seeing the next 'layer'. Val

quiltchick said...

Looking good.......must have ago with some of my fabrics that I no longer like very much. Might give them a new lease of life!

sharon young said...

I like what you've done so far ,Dot, it's certainly given the commercial prints a whole new look.