Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Using up leftovers

Thanks to a few of my fave bloggers, I got inspired to use up some of my leftover dye that has been hanging around for awhile. I don't use old dyes on clothing since I'm not sure what I will end up with, but for fabric it's great! Here are the results of today's 'leftovers':
This one is a combination of Plum Blossom, Lilac, Sage green and Golden Yellow.

This one is Orchid, Lilac and Bronze
This has a little Robin's Egg Blue, Aqua Marine and Bright Green
This one is Cerulean Blue with just a smidge of Deep Orange and Lemon Yellow to create my version of 'Dusty Blue'.
These dyes ranged from 1-3 months old, and I stored them in a refrigerator that has not been on for months.
Each piece of fabric is a yard of 44" muslin. Now I just need to decide what I want to do with the fabric!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Starz & Stripes Sun Visor

I just finished my prototype of a new Sun Visor using fabric that was tie-dyed and other fabric that I batiked:

I only had a small amount of the blue fabric, so I wasn't able to do a great job centering the stars, but I have a new piece of fabric "batching" now, so the next bunch should come out better. I'm enjoying being able to make things out of the fabric I create, and look forward to doing more of these and other products in the future.