Thursday, July 21, 2011

Orange again

The fabric is dyed.
I tried a few splotches of dye mixtures on paper before throwing the fabric pieces in the dye baths because I was not really sure about the yellow I was using.

In the next photo, the fabric has been washed and rinsed by hand, and it's waiting for the washing machine to be free. (I wonder why I always decide to have a dyeing session when there is also a lot of laundry to do!)
Anyway, I think I now have enough orange fabric for my quilt.
But I am still looking for inspiration
in the garden...

and in my studio...
This is a little experiment I did some time ago using C June Barnes' book, "Stitching to Dye in Quilt Art".

Next is a tiny weaving... (the colours of the threads are a bit lighter in real)
And now, I am going to play on the computer with the poppies pictures.

8 comments:

Gerrie said...

Yummy orange color. I have not a clue what I am going to do. Waxing a bit poetic this morning!

Dolores said...

Love the shades! TFS

sharon young said...

I just love these vibrant colours, Françoise, and your weaving is lovely.
I've been looking at you grisaille experiments too, I love the range of greys you've achieved, and your finished Amorica is a wonderful balanced piece, it feels very calm and meditative to me.
Thank you so much for your continued interest in my blog, i was quite pleased and surprised at how these studies turned out.

jenclair said...

How I love orange tones! Ant the experimental piece is so interesting; makes you pay attention to detail!

natsumi nishizumi said...

Beautiful orange fabric. Orange is one of my favorite colors! Thank you for inspiring me!

Deb H said...

I love the orange. It's so warm & happy!

Kristin L said...

California poppies are one of my favorite flowers. I would love to see a poppy quilt!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

How delicious! Makes me want to eat something orange!