This is one of those pieces that needed more work. The white spots are too white although I love the colors and the form they’re taking. Today – it is stuck in a dye bath of Wet Sands after being pleated and rolled up. The dye bath looks like mud. That made me nervous. I’m not going to batch this piece for 24 hours …… instead it will come out to play in a little over 2.5 hours. I can’t take the mud for long.
I had another piece that I have no photo of yet. It’s turquoise blue with light purple and some god-awful red in it – thankfully hardly any of the red. That – along with 3 other smaller pieces – is sitting in a batch of Kingfisher Blue …… somewhat blue-green-dark. I rolled that piece as a resist. The dye will penetrate the parts it does and not the parts it doesn’t. That also will get 3 hours and no more.
My piece from yesterday ……. what can I say? It was turquoise and ugly red. I pleated in and rolled it up jelly roll style and stuck some rubber bands on to hold it in shape. I batched that in deep marine blue overnight. Well. This morning that piece is the most incredible graphic piece I’ve done so far. It’s like looking through a screen of blue to see the other colors. Winner.
Now I ask – can I cut these up to make quilts for the wall? Yes. I can. I think I can.