The weekend

Razzle Dazzle hung at CAC

This is a crazy, busy week–storms, branches blown off trees, experimenting with my twice-dyeing ikat, guild show publicity, well, you get it. So, I’m sharing pictures of last weekend. Above is Razzle Dazzle hanging in the Texas Artists Coalition juried show. Below is one of the sculptures in the show.

Scuba Sperm sculpture

Then there was the Denton weaving guild activity

This was really quite fun. We met in the fibers department building at the University of North Texas. I loved the huge posters of clothing they had hanging. 

We did batik, and below are some of the items done in class. They will be dyed later and the wax removed. This one below was stamped with a “real” batik stamp carved from wood.

Batik stamp

Others used freehand applications of wax.

Batik brushed

Batik crumpled

Below is an application of wax with a brush that had sections of it cut out.

Batik-cut brush

This silk was folded and then the edges were dipped into the wax.

Batik folded and dipped

Below are some stencils that were used. They are still on the fabric, but will be removed and then the fabric will be dyed. The bird on the left was on wool felt, and was not very crisp when the stencil was removed. The others seem to be crisp in the bit that was looked at.

Stencils

And that brings us to this week

After first round of dyeing

First round of dyeing done

Under the red and green tape, it’s yellow/orange. Next steps are to tie the red/orange sections and remove the green tape. Then back to the dye pots for another round of dyeing.

Back on the boards

Back on the boards

Tying the red/orange with yellow tape. The red tape will be left as is. All the green tape will be removed for the next dye session. What color will replace the yellow/orange under the green tape?

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