I usually get so caught up in my projects that I forget to take progress pics.. I am trying to remember though. And I did take a few as I was laying out the wave panel in my recent cushion cover..
|4 merino base layers|
You cant tell from this photo (on my moniter you cant anyway!) but the base layers were all a deep Atlantic blue that I had dyed myself. I used Landscape dye for this, now I have always found Landscapes to be very colour-fast - I like them. But I wanted a very deep, dark blue so I used the full amount of dye for the dry-weight of fibre I was using.. to get the deepest colour possible from it. Dont know quite what I did wrong (maybe should of cooked it a little longer?) even though I thought I'd rinsed the fibre well.. when I started felting with HOT water the blue ran!
|I liked it just like this..without doing anything else to it at all.|
On the surface I used LOADS of white silk for the surf & spindrift; mawata silk hankies & caps, throwsters waste, and some bleeched linen fibres too.
|I added a some white merino to the mix too|
So, with all this white detail, I started to panic a little when the blue started to run.. Nothing much to do really though at that point but keep going and see how it turns out.
|Close up of what had been white surf. |
This photo catches the sheen of the silk quite well..
The colour run did lend a blue-hue to the white areas, but it was a happy accident - I really like it. To me it looks like waves do in bright sunshine.. you know when they are sparkling so brightly that it almost hurts to look at them?
|I DID forget to take a photo of the finished panel BEFORE trimming and sewing|
I trimmed the edges nice and square with my rotary cutter, and added a nice backing fabric with a double row of stitching around the edge.
So, now I really must try to remember to take more pics.. I do have one more recent (& as yet untold) project with lots of pics to share with you later in the week :)