Interesting Color Value dye study that I did. Using Jet Black dye from Dharma and not stirring(I like the molted look) the colors that they used to produce the Jet Black had a lot of lavender in it – so as I’m pressing the fabric you find a lavender/grey change thus the value change of the layers is somewhat hard to find. I am going to do it over tomorrow using New Black from Dharma – do it baggies and place in a warm water bath to hold the temperature above 70 degrees. Here in the mountains we are still cooling down in the evening and studio is on the lower floor. Hope for better results tomorrow.
Class with Elizabeth Barton April 2, 2014
This is an online class on designing. I normally work free drawing and very random but this class has made me slow down and plan .. Taking a picture from our Alaska trip I decided to sketch a portion of the village and the river (drawing is not my thing) with input from Elizabeth I cropped several times then started sketching again. Below is the original, the first sketch, the final crop and the new village. Piece is in progress as you see – Since I do not need to follow THE picture I will have more freedom in what I design. This works well for me since I try not to have to match point.
This has been a good learning experience for me as I usually spend a lot of time putting fabric in and out of the piece so planning better in the beginning will cut down the wasting of fabric.