Friday, October 07, 2011

humbled by the process

I guess I will never learn.

"Never crow about hand dyed cloth before it's been washed and dried" should be up in neon on my design wall.

Here's a link to a large image so you can see all the texture in the cloth. I can't decide if I want to continue working on this batch with other techniques or let them rest as is.

I also have to remind myself that nothing spectacular comes easy and that the best pieces I've made came from very humble starts.

6 comments:

arlee said...

they're always so sexy when they're wet :) i'm thinking of shellacing some to keep the little buggers so shiny

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

look though, you got MOONS on the one..and i still want to see them spread out....
oh, if i could do anything, i'd
come over this afternoon and sit
with you, looking and talking...

tiedyejudy said...

One thing I have found is that dyed fabric looks one way when you look at the whole piece, and another once it has been cut up and incorporated into an art piece. I can't tell you how many fabrics I have all but written off until I auditioned it with others for a composition... amazing how that works! That's why I have such a stash of hand-dyes... can't bear to give up, but not making enough art to use them all!

handstories said...

they're still gorgeous- especially those blue moons. but i know the feeling.

Serena said...

i still think you're too hard on some of these.

i've yet to see anything you've made feel unusable.

Kim said...

I think they are lovely.... and as Judy said above, once they are cut, they look so very deifferent. You may fall in love all over again. If not, I will send you my address...;)