Saturday, 5 March 2011

Light green and pink or pistachio and raspberry?

Morley this week was an exploration of transfer dyes, from dry paper and from wet inks inks on to artificial fibres, in this instance, pelmet Vilene.  The aspects of changing a flat surface in to a 3D shape challenged my brain as ever, but I did manage to produce a reasonable form.

Lime green and pink 002 Lime green and pink 001

There was an interesting exchange as individuals described the colours their dyes had produced.  Prosaic as ever, I described mine as light green and pink, while a more artistic member of our group described the same colours as pistachio and raspberry.  She would evidently be more effective than me at naming paint colours.

My sons’ reaction to the tale was to ask if the other person was hungry when she was in the class.  I’ll need to check next week.

In the spirit of food related colours, these fruits and veggies caught my eye in a lovely blue bowl from Dartington Pottery.  There’s some stitching inspiration here.

 Veggie colour studies 001  Veggie colour studies 003Colour studies aubergines4 002

1 comment:

  1. Nice form! but I'm with your fellow student on naming.....apart from now thinking about macarons! I wish that I had their imagination.


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