Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dye Painted Fabric for Quilters

The following images are on premium mercerized cotton that I have hand painted with dyes. After curing and washing, the fabric is ready for quilting, sewing or framing. I was so happy to see the rich colours after rinsing. Freshly mixed dyes and a warm studio help to achieve the vibrant colours.
 
Today I painted eight 6" blocks with hummingbirds. Let's hope the ruby throats are as saturated as possible. I will let you know.

6" Square - 'Beavertail Cactus with Fruit'
Dye Painted on Cotton Fabric by Eileen Gidman


6" Square - 'Barrel Cactus in Bloom'
Dye painted on Cotton Fabric by Eileen Gidman
The following series of designed fabrics are popular with quilters. They work well pieced with commercial fabrics.
Dye Painted Design on Cotton Fabric - 18" X 22"
by Eileen Gidman
 
Dye Painted Design on Cotton Fabric - 18" X 22"
by Eileen Gidman
 
Dye Painted Design on Cotton Fabric - 18" X 22"
by Eileen Gidman

1 comment:

Win Dinn said...

Definitely like those cacti paintings, Eileen - they really evoke the desert!