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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Dying to Make a Throw

Two of the many photos I took on a field trip to Lieth at the start of this project. I was to look at marks in decay and architectural markings. I developed drawings from these photos ( and many others too) and finally came up with a design. My sketch book for this project is very thick!

A selection of fabrics that I dyed using low imersion technique.

This is a sample for the design of the throw. I used a wool blanket as the first layer. Then I added strips of the dyed material, a layer of dyed gauze then embellished the three layers. The sample is made up of three sections stitched together with a selection of stitch added.

This is the finished piece.

This close up shows more detail of the stitch and the different sections.