Summer of Color Week Four
This week for summer of color the challenge was to work with pale pink and charcoal gray. I really love how these colors work together. I wanted to make these cuffs have a touch of elegance within the shabbiness of the fraying fabrics and the cheesecloth. I do love how the frayed edges look, so I use them in most of my textile work. I hope that you enjoying seeing the cuffs that I made this week and stay tuned for next week's project.
These are the fabrics that I dyed for this week. The darker pink silk on the top was in the same dye bath as the charcoal gray cotton, but turned out very different. I love dyeing cotton and silk at the same time because you tend to get different looks because the fibers take up the dye differently.
I also have a couple of pages in my journal to share again. The first one is from a Lifebook lesson. In the second one I was playing around with doodling on a stenciled image and making a gratitude page.
Have a great weekend.
7/5/2013 06:14:44 am
I love your cuffs Janelle, they're so beautiful and elegant.
7/5/2013 10:16:55 am
your stitching and bead work is simply stunning... a beautiful cuff...xx
7/5/2013 11:21:55 am
7/6/2013 12:09:10 am
Ohh, I think this week's cuff is my favorite!!. What a sweet detailing and gorgeous dyes!
7/6/2013 01:12:02 am
I always love seeing your beautifully crafted cuffs! And it is such a creative idea, too! Both of your works of art are so wonderful and absolutely gorgeous!
7/6/2013 06:45:23 pm
fabulous cuffs with all the detail and sophistication
7/7/2013 04:28:41 pm
Your cuffs this week are fabulous. Gorgeous use of the colours and In love all the different textures.
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I have a loving husband who thinks I'm a bit crazy to be so obsessed with art. I am a mother of five children from ages 21 to 5. I spend most of my time mothering and keeping house. In my free time I like to play with textiles, art journaling and painting. I have a degree in textile and apparel studies with a design focus. Right now I am more interested in fiber arts than apparel design, but I don't know where my journey will take me.
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