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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Overdyeing


is usually a very inexact science. You never really know what you're going to get. But I cheated with this piece! It is two small prints, made with the Print Gocco, using green acrylic paint on white cotton. They looked...okay...but boring. So I overdyed them in reds and oranges, and the result is here for you to see. The design is part of a labyrinth.


I'm fascinated by labyrinths and mazes, and often use them as part of designs. Recently, though, I'm interested in working with parts of labyrinths, rather than the whole thing; scaling it up, looking at one small piece in focus. Not sure what will come of that exercise, which has been restricted to drawing so far.
More dyeing tomorrow, doubtless. Or maybe even later today...

4 comments:

suzanne said...

Marion,
this is looking good, over dying made the piece stand out more, and I can see there is no stopping you,
you go girl!
Suzanne

Vicki said...

I love overdyeing just because it is always a surprise. This piece is a very good surprise!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Your overdye piece is great, I love the surprise when I over dye too.

Dianne said...

Beautiful vibrant colors now just like you my dear..