Sewing My Life Together

I know I wrote about the landscape class and how I did not like the first landscape I made. It looked dull and boring, but once I put it into a frame it looked better. Then I made a newer one and made it into a card that I like. Here it is:

I prefer these brighter colors and shapes.

Rather than try to mimic or copy a real-life landscape, I like these stylized fabrics for their colors and their shapes. I liked inserting the tiny lakes in the mountains. I want to go out to buy some really vibrant fabrics to make ‘fantastic-looking’ landscapes.

I am also taking a course in printing and dyeing on fabric. We used Dye-Na-Flow dyes this past Thursday and these are my pieces drying:

I mixed yellow and blue to get the green and kept the yellow intact for one square of fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, this is my last one:

I like the shades of green, almost yellow, merging into blues.

Now, I want to dye more greens and browns for mountains and create my own hand-dyed landscapes. Wish me luck! This week at class we are stamping on fabric.

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This entry was published on October 2, 2012 at 11:40 pm. It’s filed under Cards, Fabric Landscapes, Interests, Painted on Fabric and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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  1. Shirley on said:

    Wow, those are gorgeous dyed fabrics! I like the card, too. Reminded me a bit of Faith Ringgold’s stuff.

  2. Thanks! I don’t know Faith Ringold but I will check her out…

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