Saturday, December 11, 2010

Moons, Spots, and Polka Dots

I was at a meeting last month that involved some show and tell.  A piece was shown that had the most wonderful fabric with what looked like little moons on it.  I just had to know how she did it and, like most dyers,  she was kind enough to share her technique with me.
So I took some hand-dyes that lacked oomph and folded them up.
I got out the little clamps that I purchased when I started hand-dyeing (but never used).  They have little squares and rectangles where they clamp, not circles, so I raided my parking meter change for quarters.  Then I poured black dye over them.


And I got these cool pieces.

14 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love these!

Jan said...

What a simple but effective technique. Thanks for sharing it.

Sylvia said...

What a nice effect and so simple to make!

Barb said...

Just wonderful!!!! Thanks for showing how you got the effect!

susan m hinckley said...

Very cool -- and how smart to think of using coins! Hope you stay warm . . . winter is a great time to be a quilter, don't you think?

Judi said...

those are great!!

Sara said...

Very visual....I "got" it! Love the look and will have to try it when I get my Christmas present from Mom. (The starter kit for dyeing fabrics.)

Beth said...

Very Cool!!! Now lets see what you are going to do with them!!!

News says you have or are getting lots of snow!!! NOT missing it one bit!

Chris said...

Quarters are a great idea. I hadn't thought of that. Can lids work really well too.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

These turned out so COOL!!!! Always amazed at how a rather dull dyed fabric can be the perfect base for something spectacular! (I usually created duds....)
Really really like them ALL!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Lynn W. said...

Fabulous!

Robbie said...

They are cool aren't they!!! Now to find that perfect project to put them in!! Which you will, I'm sure!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Oooh, ooohhhh.......I must try this!!! Of course, I must also get more dye AND some warm weather AND the time to do it. Love the fabric! See, you are the expert!

Quilt Rat said...

Those ARE cool pieces!!!