Tuesdays and Wednesdays are dyeing days so the amount of sewing (or anything else) happening on those days is about zero. But Chris is away for a couple of days on a fishing trip so I had 2 nights free to myself and set a goal of clearing away the moon mess. Last night about 11:00 I got the last one made.
I don't have a specific number of moons that I wanted to make. I just made one from every piece of shibori that I had. These photos are some of my favorites.
Every time I dye shibori for the shop I add a fat eighth to each pole for my own stash. I definitely dye mostly blue because that's what people want to buy. But I've gotten lots of other color combinations too.
I double dye all of my shibori fabric. I dye once in the darkest color and then spread the fabric out on the pole a bit and dye in the second color. I get a bonus third color where those two blend. I think double dyeing makes it even more interesting.
That orange and black one in the middle is my favorite of all of them. I did fussy cut several of them to get the colors where I wanted them. The one in the upper left corner is a prime example of that. It did waste a bit of fabric but it's not like I was actually using this fabric before I cut these out.
Here's the final stack. I think I have about 60 of them. I don't know if that too many or not enough because I haven't decided on a final quilt size. I'll just make blocks until I get tired of them. I'll be dyeing lots more shibori so I can always get more moons whenever I need them. Now I just need to settle on the block size and cut the backgrounds.
6/28/2018 05:36:40 pm
Love, love the moons. Hope you don't fuse them to appliqué.
6/28/2018 10:12:58 pm
These show the real beauty of shibori - the sheer randomness in the patterning. Nice!
6/29/2018 08:29:49 am
I think each one of the beautiful moons look as if they would have a fairy tale story to go with them! They are really magical! Bravo!
6/29/2018 10:33:20 am
I love all your shibori. I've never double dyed shibori. Do you dye it and spread it out just after the first color (i.e. when still wet)? I always assumed that to double dye, one would have to do it in 2 sessions.
6/30/2018 10:15:38 am
6/30/2018 10:24:19 am
HI again - just 'replied' to your comment and then I thought of a question, but the site won't let me 'reply' again under your response (so this comment will be in the wrong place!). Anyway - how long do you leave the fabric with the first color on the pole before rinsing to do the second color?
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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.