Friday, July 5, 2013

Summer of Color Week Four

This week for summer of color the challenge was to work with pale pink and charcoal gray.  I really love how these colors work together. I wanted to make these cuffs have a touch of elegance within the shabbiness of the fraying fabrics and the cheesecloth. I do love how the frayed edges look, so I use them in most of my textile work.  I hope that you enjoying seeing the cuffs that I made this week and stay tuned for next week's project.  
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These are the fabrics that I dyed for this week.  The darker pink silk on the top was in the same dye bath as the charcoal gray cotton, but turned out very different.  I love dyeing cotton and silk at the same time because you tend to get different looks because the fibers take up the dye differently.  

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I also have a couple of pages in my journal to share again.  The first one is from a Lifebook lesson.  In the second one I was playing around with doodling on a stenciled image and making a gratitude page.  
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Have a great weekend.
Janelle

3 comments:

JansArtyJunk said...

Another wonderful cuff...the pink and grey look fab...just love seeing what you make each week for these colour challenges :)

Sesenarts said...

I just love your work Janelle. Those cuffs are so pretty! You say you dye the silk and cotton together? What dye are you using that works on both fibers at the same time? I was lead to believe you only use acid dyes on protein fibers and fiber reactive on the cotton. X julie

Janelle said...

I have always dyed silk and cotton together in a dye bath of Fiber Reactive Procion dye. Silk dyes just fine with this type of dye, but the colors come out lighter than with the cotton. Sometimes you get interesting color shifts with the silk as well.