Someone asked me, why do I do these experiments with different techniques. I do them as part of the art process. I might not see the relevance of a particular texture or colour now, but the samples become a reference so that when I am working on a project, I can choose the technique that fits in with my theme or which makes most sense. I suppose Icould go trawling the net for ideas, but this interrupts the creative process and nothing beats actually doing, seeing and feeling the end product myself.
Sometimes, an experiment with a technique will actually suggest a piece of work to me, so for me experimentation is the key.
low water immersion technique.
So that is the basic technique, except of course for rinsing, drying and pressing.
So let's have the eye candy.
Batting scraps dyed with blue. compare them with the original dark blue batting scrap at the bottom. The dyebecome more dilute as you use it.
I hope you enjoyed my little dyeing escapade. As usual, this experiment simply gave me more ideas for further experiment down the track and provided a large stash of fabrics to use in collage.
My actual dyeing time was only a few hours, but all the photography took a long time and as usual I am late posting. But it was worth it.
The creation of art is in our own hands.