Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Prairie Lilacs
The completed painted textile piece. Will my friends Dave and Lorraine recognize this as the house at the end of the block? The house colour has changed but the piece retains the nostalgic look of the heritage lilacs surrounding a home that is of a style from the past. Can you imagine walking in that door to the fresh aroma of baking bread?
Following up on the previous post, this pieces was batched 'cured' two days before rinsing in cold water then it was washed in a synthaprol wash. Very little difference in colour was noted from the painted fabric to the washed fabric. That is what we fabric dyers strive for!


Laura Leeder said...

Eileen, it's a beautiful piece. I can almost smell the lilacs!

All the best, Laura

Win Dinn, Artist said...

How lovely, Eileen, but it's the bread I can smell!