microwave dyeing 1

in the 1990’s i attended a class where we learned how to dye fabric in the microwave

it took me until this century (!) to experiment more fully with this technique –

above, from left to right – cotton wadding, cotton fabric, synthetic fabric

i wanted to use these newly dyed fabrics to make a layered wallhanging with torn strips and hand stitching

i called it dark night of the soul, after a song by loreena mckennitt

i tried to arrange and grade the colours so they blended from light to dark

the synthetic fabrics added a subtle shine and more muted colour range, reminding me of moonlight

i tore the wadding to give the bottom edge a ragged look

the vertical strips represent silhouettes or shadows

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