dye project three


I chose the ragweed-pure to be the basis of a hand-embroidered word: eclectic. This is a word I value and connect closely to, as it’s apt to describe my work, and my life, and how I approach both.  Once I had selected the font I wanted to used, I traced the letters onto the fabric, using a time-fade fabric marker. Starting in the middle of the word, and with a random colour of either thread of wool, I began to fill in the word, line by line. I worked down from the centre, and then up, each line a different source (either wool or thread, and/or dye pot result). There was no plan or order to it, though it was recorded as it went.