True Colors

For the past five days, I’ve been dipping and dyeing fabric in Carol Soderlund’s “True Colors” workshop.  This is the fourth workshop I’ve taken from Carol because I know that she will always teach me something I didn’t know before.

On the way home today, I realized that because we spend about 35 hours in class, the education just about equates to a one semester college class.  No wonder I feel like I have a BS in Fabric Dyeing.

This time we learned some easy procedures for some complicated tasks, including dyeing runs of gradations from one color to another.  It’s NOT like doing a gradation in one color, believe me!

Here’s a photo of our swatches drying outside:

Drying Dyes
These are three of my pieces in a series of nine that resulted from an exercise called “Trading Spaces.”  I mixed colors that I drew from a Modigliani painting:

Trading Spaces

The only thing missing this week was a surprise visit from Cyndi Lauper singing our theme song!

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  1. […] Colors workshop.  The technique is called Trading Spaces.  You can see some of the pieces here:  https://lorisbogue.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/true-colors/.  My friend, Glorianne Garza, brought the quilt to our last meeting that Starlie says was inspired […]

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