Friday, October 21, 2011

Linen Blues

Here are some batiks I did a day ago. Love this soft blue. The funny thing is that this dye was some old navy blue dye that has been sitting around for several months. Its potency has faded and I'm glad for the soft denim that I got. I probably won't be able to make this color again!

These are on 100 percent hemp linen, with one on a silk hemp blend (top left corner Caracol). I wasn't sure how the silk hemp would dye -- often fiber reactive dyes shift color on silk and are very different than the same dye on cotton or hemp.

If there's time today, I'm going to start working on some black and white batik.

Patterns shown from top left clockwise are Caracol, Minoan Fishscale, Mesa, Nimes Mosaic and Flower Trellis.

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