Monday, March 29, 2010

Dark & Stormy Night

There were seven separate tornado warnings in Davidson County (NC) where I live. Kind of a dark & stormy night, how appropriate that I was working on quilting this when I heard the first one come over the TV:
It was a pretty productive weekend otherwise, I got some of my already-dyed fabric batiked like this:
This fabric was first dyed in Warm Yellow (Procion) and I really like the color. These have then been soaked in bleach/water, then in vinegar/water (discharge), and are ready to be redyed. I'm thinking fuschia will be the next color for them.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I really love your batiks! I've been experimenting with beeswax and procion as well, but I find the soda ash seems to eat away at the wax, especially if I want to do 2 or 3 layers. Do you have any tips? How does the discharge affect the wax? Your pink and yellow swirls look amazing, the bleach and vinegar didn't touch the resist at all! Lovely work!