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Last week I talked about my college years and my textile & apparel degree. I decided to explore textiles more for my business and only design and make clothes for fun. I enjoy making costumes and an occasional dress or skirt, but my passion was to explore surface design and making textile art. I enjoy designing fabrics through dyeing and printing using different methods to make unique pieces of fabric. Then I use these fabrics to make textile art. When you dye a piece of fabric you can control the colors and somewhat the patterning and make a beautiful piece of fabric that wasn't bought in a store.
This is part of a piece of cotton that I snow dyed last week using yellow, orange, and fuchsia dyes. Snow dyeing creates patterns as the melting snow moves the dye through the fabric. I will write a post all about the dyeing that I did last week soon. I will give you more details about dyeing in that post. I also dyed some silk fabric and ribbon, lace, cheesecloth, rayon ribbon, and cotton embroidery thread all in the same colors. The cotton and cheesecloth were snow dyed. Everything else was just dyed normally. The snow dyeing creates more pastel colors than the regular method. I will have many materials to choose from that all coordinate when I am working on a textile piece. I love having custom designed materials to work with.
Dyeing is only one method of creating colors and patterns on fabric. I also use many more methods that I will talk about in another post. What is one type of design that you either enjoy looking at in other people's art, or that you use in your own art? We all have art that appeals to us whether painting, the written word, quilting, interior design, or something more specific even. I would love to hear from you about what sparks your creative juices. I hope that you can be creative and have a wonderful week.
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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.
Check out my husband's website. He is a writer and has written about our life and many other amusing stories.