Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Quilt

One day a long time ago three of us experimented with Disperse Dyes. They need to be used on fabric that is mostly polyester. They can be used on paper and when dry, ironed to polyester fabric. This is the only piece I liked, so I decided to make a small hanging. Actual leaves were used as a mask when I ironed the dyed paper to the fabric. Then the leaves can be put on another piece of fabric, and the dye that ended up on them will transfer to that fabric. It's a cool technique.
Here's a detail of the center. I machined leaf shapes in the border. It has both commercial and hand dyed fabrics.

6 comments:

linda stokes said...

Lovely quilt Sandy, I think your quilting skills are much better than basic!

abeadlady said...

Oh, I like that, Sandy. Very nice.

Delighted Hands said...

Breathtaking! Excellent work-you should pursue more work along these lines!

Doreen G said...

I like this technique that you have used Sandy.
The little quilt look great.

Sue B said...

Sandy this is awesome!

Judy said...

Interesting effect. Sort of looks like the leaves have been discharged.