Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tray Dyeing

I recently purchased "Tray Dyeing" by Leslie Morgan & Claire Benn, and started trying some of their techniques.  I have used variations on their methods, but I'm always interested in learning how certain patterns are achieved.  So far, I'm pleased with the two pieces - sarongs - I dyed using the 'Water' pattern:

I pretty much stuck to their color scheme on the first one shown here, but used my own color scheme on the second.  I like the blending of the colors on both, as well as the pattern.  Next, I hope to try some of their overdyeing methods to create trees... a pattern I have wanted to do for a few years now.  If you haven't had a chance to review this book yet, and you are interested in learning some beautiful techniques for blending colors and patterns, check it out! 


geni said...

Lovely results!
Thanks for sharing.
I also own this wonderful book, but didn't have the chance to explore it's contents.

Chris Daly said...

I love this book and the DVD too. Your fabrics turned out beautifully!