Sunday, 20 July 2014

blue heat

The whole country is sweltering in the heatwave, broken slightly by monsoon rains,
together with amazing thunder storms and dramatic lightening flashing across 
the sky.    In our little corner of England we managed to escape most of the 
storms, although the rain was much welcomed on our parched garden.

The gazebo made an appearance again, just in case.    Not needed after all,
just a few little showers to cool the air.    Hot and humid, perfect indigo weather.

Cloth prepared - stitched, tied, bound and clamped.    Soy wax resist.  Ready to go.

A few pix captured during a very productive day - and what blues?!!!

pole wrap with raffia - love the green 

old lace

soy wax resist - stars from the ceiling of an Egyptian tomb?

soy wax 'scribbles'

manipulated pole wrap

these are but a few of the most wonderful pieces produced on the day

and it was such fun dipping, dyeing and enjoying heat of the day, admiring 
the amazing blue cloth on the washing line - big smiles all round.

Next Saturday it's a Procion dyeing day.   Same effects, but in colour!
Looks like the heatwave will linger longer, which means the dye should
produce really strong colours, that's not to say you can't do pale!

There are a couple of places left.   If you are interested, contact me.


Debbie said...

Looks great, love the resist patterns, is soy easier to remove afterwards than the usual batik wax, I haven't done anything like that in years.

Judy said...

Oh such beautiful results! Just seeing that poll-wrapping makes me want to get out in the studio! Thanks for the inspiration Tiggy!