Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stitching and Dyeing

 I have not posted in a while and I have not given up the abstracts I have just needed to do more stitching lately so I thought I'd give you an update on what I've been up too . This on the left is a tunic that I made. Originally this was a mans shirt that I had painted a face and a message to my son with bleach but then I thought the face looked too feminine and he may not wear it so I cut it up and made it into a tunic. I always like to mix things up a bit with other fabrics that I have altered with discharge or rust or eco-dyeing. I had stitched the entire garment except for one small area on one side because I wanted to wear it and ran out of time yesterday.

I have also included some of my rusted fabrics. I love doing them and I never know how the rusted water's will be absorbed into the fabrics. I love to alter fabrics so much that I don't limit my self to a particular type of fabric. I have so much fabric from my mom's sewing room that I wouldn't normally use. Somehow rusting it makes it way more appealing to use in my art and sewing.
I continue to have to work on getting out of my own way in this process of getting my work out there. I will keep plugging away at it and hope that sooner rather than later, I will figure things out.

Thanks for stopping over to see my work.!!! Love hearing your thoughts on my work ..
To the left is rusted light blue denim.. i love the design that was created here. Below is another one. Or it could be the back ....haha .. i can't remember.
 The gray fabrics below are soy mordanted cottons that were dyed with Australian Pine leaves. The last one is dyed in pomegranate that was only dyed in sun heated rain water and not cooked. I have it in a ceramic pot with a lid and it has fermented but still gives me a fairly light fast gray. I have dyed some fabrics in the same pot with no mordant and those started out gray and then I have laid it in the sun and it turned a wonderful golden brown. I will try to post more photo's of that. Thanks again for stopping over.!!