It's been a busy week around here! In the last 2 days I dyed about 110 yards of fabric and now I start the washout, soaking and ironing for the rest of the week. That's why I didn't post yesterday. But I did share this photo on Facebook yesterday. It's a sneak peek at a new gradient that will run from black to light brown. I've gotten some great suggestions for names and you are welcome to add your ideas in the comments. naming the gradients is one of the hardest part of my job!
I actually have plenty of things to share on the blog but simply haven't had time (or energy) to edit the photos until today. These are things that I added to the ice dye bins last week. These for folded fabrics are napkins. They are going to be the inspiration for my next set of placemats.
In the same bin as the fabric was this shirt. I love how the pattern turned out but it's got way too much yellow for me to wear. This one might get overdyed with a blue to turn it purple and green. That would be more in my color palette. I think to make it look right I would do a full immersion dye. That way the added blue would be even and the ice dyeing pattern would still be the dominant image.
This one was in another bin and was supposed to be red and blue, not pink and blue. But I like it well enough and may leave it alone.
My favorite item from that session is this tunic/dress. I got it from Dharma Trading a couple of years ago and I don't think they carry it anymore. It's rayon and has a tie in the back. I'm going to shorten it about 4 inches and it will be perfect to wear with white or pale blue leggings.
6/21/2018 09:16:34 am
A name suggestion for your first pic - Rich Earth or Colors of the Earth. I love all your ice dyeing results, especially the napkins, 1st shirt and tunic.
6/21/2018 11:22:41 am
What fun garments! My suggestion for the black to brown gradient: Deep Earth.
6/22/2018 07:55:33 am
My suggestion - tobacco road. 110 yards is a lot of fabric to dye! You are a master!
6/22/2018 08:01:59 am
Mother Earth could be the gradient name. It just looks like rich soil or compost all crushed up like in the picture. It may look a bit different when dry and pressed though. I love the inspirational napkins too! They are beautiful dyed garments too!
6/22/2018 06:08:24 pm
I wish that yellow/pink t-shirt was fabric because parts of it would be perfect for sunrises!
6/22/2018 06:50:30 pm
I love that pink/yellow Tee. Those are my colors.
6/30/2018 01:47:07 pm
My first thought upon seeing the picture was of all the varieties of chocolate. I would name this gradient Cocoa Amour or Hot Chocolates. I'm sure it's beautiful regardless of the name you choose!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.