Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hummingbirds on Textile

Do you remember me mentioning I wondered how vibrant the colours of the hummingbirds would be after rinsing the fabric I painted them on. Well the colours stayed very true.
The birds were painted with thickened fibre reactive dyes. The fine black line was completed first by squeezing thickened dye from a bottle with a narrow nib. The green and red hummingbirds are Calliopes and the purple throated hummingbirds are Costa's. Both of which I have admired at my hummingbird feeders. Wouldn't these look good together with the addition of some pieced commercial fabric borders.
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Win Dinn, Artist said...

These are just stunning, Eileen - such gorgeous results!

Unknown said...

Love these! So pretty. Reminds me of the movie "Epic".

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

Thanks Jennifer and Win. I appreciate it.

HollyM said...

Wow, Eileen, the hummingbirds are really exquisite! It amazes me what you do with dyes.