Friday, March 26, 2010

cleanup

It occurred to me that letting these dry completely and then shaking out the grains of cream of wheat and the bug carcasses would be much easier than trying to rinse it all off the fabric. Fortunately it's not sticky at all and is blowing off like so much colorful sawdust. If the sun would only come out for a bit I could have this bunch in the washer and dryer before I leave for work. Maybe. Remember, these are wet pictures. It remains to be seen if this old, old abused dye powder will take to the cloth for real but a preliminary rinse and wash by hand showed almost no dye run-off!

3 comments:

jude said...

promising.

norma said...

It makes the dyeing that I did today seem soooo boring. I love all the little speckles left by the bugs. Looking forward to seeing the finished pieces.

tangled stitch said...

They look really great. Can't wait to see your next project.