The center of this section is a piece of rust dyed cotton that I overdyed with indigo. Below that is a piece of shibori folded cotton dipped in a different indigo vat. The rust dyed piece was dyed in the iron vat and the folded piece was done in a workshop using a pre-reduced indigo and a fructose vat. I wasn't very happy with the pre-reduced indigo. The color seemed a bit flat and despite 12 dips never got that rich deep indigo that I can get with just 5 or 6 dips in the iron vat. I think the pre-reduced indigo is the issue. I feel like I get about the same results with the iron vat as from the fructose vat. I prefer the iron vat because it's easier to maintain.
Today I've added a piece of block printed cotton. If you've been following along you might have some sense of where this is, having seen the piece on the right and the piece on the bottom in prior pictures. I'm going to continue photographing close up pictures until I begin the decorative stitchin. Until then, it remains a mystery. To me most of all!
I pulled out a needle and thread to hand quilt the Zipper Pouch from Sprout Patterns using two of my print designs from Spoonflower.Read More
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"Salir", by Carlyn Clark of "The 1 Motif 100 Ways" series for day 99 of "The 100 Day Project" is a vector surface pattern design that is intricate and delicate with a lacy effect reminiscent of Moorish screens.Read More
"Vimioso", by Carlyn Clark of "The 1 Motif 100 Ways" series for day 982 of "The 100 Day Project" is a vector surface pattern design with strong diagonal lines created by the direction of the motifs.Read More
"Vila Verde", by Carlyn Clark of "The 1 Motif 100 Ways" series for day 97 of "The 100 Day Project" is a vector surface pattern design that is uses two layers of the same repeat shifted slightly to create a new repeat with vertical stripes of patternRead More
"Prados", by Carlyn Clark of "The 1 Motif 100 Ways" series for day 96 of "The 100 Day Project" is a vector surface pattern design that varies the density of the elements of the motifs to create a grid with a window effect.Read More