Many of our artists are letting us know what they are up to in order to get ready for the tour.
Cindy Robinson checks in:
I bought a dozen scarves in a variety of fibers at the beginning of the summer, intending to dye and paint them in preparation for this year’s Studio Art Tour. Life got busy, however, and I couldn’t make up my mind what processes I wanted to utilize on them.
I finally got inspired a week or two ago, deciding that I wanted to use the same shibori style, multiple dye bath approach on the scarves that I use on the fabrics I create for my quilts. I dyed each scarf first in a scrunch (mottled) dye-bath of a bright color: golden yellow, turquoise, or magenta. Then came the fun part of deciding how to manipulate the scarf and bind it before over-dyeing once, twice, and sometimes three times in different colors to get rich, beautiful and interesting final results.