Wednesday, December 28, 2005

yesterday's post

* Note: I was too tired to finish this last night, so here it is a day later. My day was too boring to discuss at length. I won't do a before and after of my kitchen cabinet with the plastic containers and lids and other assorted paraphenalia; nobody who knows me would believe that I spent an hour before breakfast cleaning and sorting this morning. So neat, you would think somebody else lived here. I wonder how long it will take to get back to normal. Tonight I have been printing again. I do not normally try to make fabric that goes with other fabric I already have. Sonji - and others who do this: I am finding it very difficult; this feels too self-conscious to me. I do not like thinking about what I am doing. And invariably, it won't all work together anyway. Too boring. But here is what I have, along the lines of the purple and blue piece from a few days ago. Some of it is blah, some is good, but in the end I will have samples to show in class. And I will invariably go back into a couple of these pieces.
This is the original one

I made a piece that is similar but layered slightly differently. Here is a section.

Then I made this one.

and the one below, which looked better before I washed it out. Finally, I waxed and painted this piece of fabric and then discharged it. It's a piece of Helene Davis' gorgeous hand-dyes that I wanted to experiment with. Her fabrics arae so complex that they discharge beautifully. This is better than it looks in the photo, which really doesn't do it justice. But we're not there yet. Onward...

3 comments:

Micki said...

these are some interesting pieces, especially that last one.

Terri said...

Wow, these are beautiful Rayna. You have a real talent for textiles!

SCquiltaddict said...

Rayna...love your fabrics...let me know if you are ever teaching down south...my son was at Seton Hall but transferred back home...snow was too much for my most southern of sons...

WHAT did you use for the striations on this fabric...I love it...going to Home Depot shortly so I would love to know...and then to Michaels in hopes fo finding soy wax...