May 25, 2012
These are the last of the fabric photos that I have to share. Now that I’m home, I’m struggling to remember all the folds and to figure out which folds result in what patterns. And, of course, that depends on which resist objects were placed where on the folded fabric. I can understand how Elin said she spent a year just working with a square fold. There are so many variables. I want to try folding very small to see if I can get a smaller pattern on a fat quarter.
The white and blue fabric at the bottom of the photo is a Japanese diaper that was folded and dyed. In some of the student photos you will see the pattern repeated in their fabrics.
Pauline and her daughter Margaret came together to the class. Margaret had never dyed before and she is not a quilter. She had a good time and created wonderful fabrics. So did her Mom.
The beginning of our class was Sunday evening supper on Mother’s Day. What a great way to celebrate!
The purples at the top of Melanie’s wall illustrate the difference between dyeing fabric wet or dry.
I started working with one-yard fabric in the last two days of class and found that it is possible to get good color even in the center of a large piece.
If you have the opportunity, take a class with Elin. It was a great experience.