Carol R. Eaton Designs

Carol R. Eaton Designs

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fabric Dying and Manipulation!

I had a wonderful weekend experimenting in my studio! I created 10 yards of iced dyed or confetti dyed fabrics as well as about 4 yards of manipulated fabric using the discharge method. I had a few "duds" and some "yeahs" which are both good for learning and growing. Of course we all want to be enamoured which each piece but when the fabric doesn't turn out as planned you learn something about the process that can be applied to the next project. Perhaps the "duds" are just not quite finished yet... I'll keep working on them. Maybe I'll discover a new technique by not giving up?!

Here are some fun pieces; my focus was on color combinations.
 
Confetti Dying: Cobalt Blue & Fuchsia

Confetti Dying: Blue (only one color used)

Confetti Dying: Blue & Yellow

Confetti Dying: Blue, Red & Yellow

Iced Dying

Iced Dying

Iced Dying

Discharge
 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

How to use Iced Dyed Fabric: Geranium

I'm focused on creating designs using my "iced dyed" fabrics and completed "Geranium" over the weekend. The iced dyed fabric can be very busy and it's been fun determining what prints will go with each other... most are SO BOLD... love them!

"Geranium" is stretched over canvas stretchers similar to a painting
and can be easily hung like a picture.

This photo shows the stitching and bead details.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Favorite Dying Techniques: Iced Dying and Confetti Dying!

I had time to get back to my dye pots over the weekend and couldn't decide which technique to use so I chose a couple of my favorites! The first two photos are iced dyed cotton and the bottom two photos are confetti dyed fabrics. 

Iced Dyed Cotton
I combined orange, violet and green

Iced Dyed Cotton
I combined lavender with gray

Confetti Dyed Cotton
I first shook bronze dye powder and two shades of yellow
over the fabric and added liquid green dye

Confetti Dyed Cotton
I combined dry dye powder with liquid dye. I brought the fabric to a CFAC workshop where I added Dye-Na-Flow dyes for a variation of color

Wednesday, September 5, 2012