Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Inspired by "night stitching"

I forgot how discharging hand dyes will reveal the various layers secrets that go into making darkness on cloth. A bit of black damask... Who knew what was hiding under there? This piece of black cotton was jammed up in my vacuum cleaner. and here's a snatch of ancient tee shirt...

7 comments:

Leslie said...

How kewl is that. Thanks again for sharing these.

Connie Rose said...

Are you using discharge paste? I can never get that stuff to work. Or perhaps you've stamped on thiox and ironed it? Very beautiful!

arlee said...

magikal midnights

FunkyC said...

These do have a delicious eeriness to them.

jude said...

ha! we be night stitchin'....

Phyllis said...

Great images. They for sure have a story, don't they?

Deb said...

Me? High end art stuff like Thiox?
Hardly...it's Softscrub and now I get to clean the bathrooms too.

Just squeeze it on and watch and wait.

Phyllis - they are the willows I used to live in back when I was a girl ape.