More colorful batch this time! I expanded my tying and folding repertoire a bit too. All the dyes were PRO MX FIBER REACTIVE DYE Powder (aka: Procion Dye).  I used Chartreuse, Lavender  and Safari Grey (which looks more like an Eccru.

 This time I used the low water immersion method.  Some of it was actually immersed – the darker lavender pieces sat in the dye bath for a few hours this time;  but some of it wasn’t really immersed – I poured the dye bath onto the fabric in sections. In the first batch I did, I only let the dye batch for an hour and got a much lighter color.  I also doubled the amount of dye powder.  This time I wanted more vibrant color, although still somewhat toned down – just what I was after, so it was a good day!

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Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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