Dyeing (with an E) Fabric

A couple posts ago I shared Insalata, my work in progress with ginormous tomatoes.  It needed something for a background that wasn’t in my stash.  So I decided to MAKE some!

Here are some fabrics in the deep values:  greens with berry and a deep burgundy.

Here are some fabrics in the deep values: greens with berry and a deep burgundy.

 

And more:  the ochres and greens.

And more: the ochres and greens.

A friend suggested really out of the box and try a blue, so I did.  I like the color combination, but it looked too much like sky (for which the fabric was originally dyed).  Not working for me.

A friend suggested really out of the box and try a blue, so I did. I like the color combination, but it looked too much like sky (for which the fabric was originally dyed). Not working for me.

I finally chose the ochre that is down three from the top in the second photo.  Once I get home, I hope to do a little surface design (maybe), then quilt this baby.  It will be  a couple months until I can share, but stay tuned!

4 Responses to “Dyeing (with an E) Fabric”

  1. Ann Craig Says:

    Love your hand dyes! They came out really really good. Love the texture! I like the tomatoes! Need any help I am here! I can dye up whatever color you need or maybe already have!

  2. Linda Fleming Says:

    Love your new fabric.
    Your phrase “out of the box” made me think of a book by Mary Lou Weidman – in it she recommends when you’re in doubt as to what color to use for a background to use cheddar! Not quite the same as ochre…
    Look forward to seeing your progress with Insalata!

  3. Candy Says:

    ooh ooh OOH!!! These are lovely…my favorite is the one on the far right in the top photo. That lovely bluey-teal with the muddy green and that lovely deep red…AWESOME! Do you know how you mixed those colors????

  4. Sarah Ann Smith Says:

    Candy…I have notes, let me get back to you!