Friday, February 11, 2011

They're back!

I think that deep down in your heart, you knew that you hadn't seen the last of my herons!  I love all birds, but herons are just about my favorite: they are so patient, so stately and yes, so very beautiful.  So today I decided to resist them....but only in the dyeing sense of the word!

This (above) is the third layer on this piece of silk, and I think this is as far as I'm going to go with it.  I'm pretty pleased with the results.

These fabrics are the ones that I showed you in my last post: Fruits. I added the resist and then another layer of dye.  Above I've used some potato dextrin on a feather stamp......just a faint murmur of a feather, eh?

I'm less keen of this one (and I really thought it would be my favorite of the two) but there is a certain learning curve here, and as I complete each piece, I know that I am learning a tremendous amount.  You can barely pick out the feathers here as well......but that was also my intent!



Gerrie said...

Love that heron motif!

Carol said...

Herons are lovely. So is the so faint feather. Really nice. xox

Jeannie said...

I like how the light areas look like sun shining on the birds. Have a great weekend.

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Your herons are beautiful as always :)

Have a nice weekend, hopefully with warm weather. We have had a sunny but cold day here today.