Saturday, April 02, 2016

Opening Day!

Not baseball. That's next Monday. It's the first dye fest at the Lawrenceville Frankenstein Dyeworx, indoor division, kitchen table league. (It's still a bit brisk outside today and I just couldn't wait.)

Once the colors have been cooked, things move pretty fast. I knew what I wanted - pure color -  and the session was over and done in an hour and half. Well, part one anyway.

Remember the fish batik that I cut into pieces? The plan was to overdye each one with a different color and then applique them back onto, I don't know what yet. Maybe stinky little pine pillows.

That pile of victims up above was the remains of a very tough linen tablecloth and a very tired cotton damask one. I think both will take up the color like camels at the oasis.

I'm not religious about batching like some. I've been known to give things a hot hour in the sauce and then hit the rinse. I'll leave these bits bagged up until tomorrow. I have other things to attend to.

My personal schedule has been tilted thanks to the day job. My new weekend is Thursday & Friday and my new start times the rest of the week is 4:15pm. Everything else will have to flux around that crap. At least I will get to go to some Friday night baseball games this season - the last at Turner field.  The fireworks should be outstanding.

Here is the first tablemopper of the season. I didn't preset it with soda ash this time but did drop it in a baggie with a half cup when cleanup was done. Somehow these derelicts become the star of my scrap basket every year and used to find their way into my more interesting pieces. Time will tell.

(notice the eyelet flannel sheet under everything, picking up drips and stains)



5 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

the table mopper makes my heart Beat....eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEE
just can FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL it

Deb said...

It's a hot mess, colorwise, but I'll use it over and over because it's some kind of thick gauze, almost like a diaper. Super absorbent .

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
send it to ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deb said...

I'll send you a picture. It really didn't keep it's promise. Partly cloth and partly process...it's a mudpie now but may improve with sessions.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Now I really know Spring is here! I'm glad I have a place inside where I can do the dyes, but your dye deck is a great place (soon as it warms up a little more, right?). BTW, I rarely batch for more than an hour unless I'm doing direct application dyeing. Then it gets to sit in a plastic wrapped sauna overnight.