SURFACE DESIGN- layering
Dyeing and overdyeing the fabrics
Layer one is a very pale tint of the colours. I have used an open screen with thickened Procion dyes and tried to vary the saturation by adding some weak darks/complements. I want to get rid of all the white, but retain some value contrast.
Here I have added a resist to some of the pieces using some soy wax with a tjanging.
The one in the front is done with a pastry cutter.
Overdyed with a stronger solution of the same colour palette. These are lovely, but perhaps a bit busy- I may not use them. I have still plenty of plain overdyed fabric I can experiment with.