The murky mess of just-dyed fabric that I mentioned in my post from June 29 turned into this:
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Two vintage damask tablecloths that I dyed in a technique that is influenced by the Abstract Expressionist paintings of Morris Louis. (More information on Louis here.) I came up with this technique as a way to use up all of the dye at left over at the end of a session.
I take two or three prepped tablecloths and spread them out in the driveway, stacking them to absorb all the dye. Then I pull up an edge of the layered tablecloths, and pour one color down the ridge of the fold. I move over a few inches, pull up another fold, pour another color, and repeat until all the colors are poured out.
I don’t use my dyed tablecloths as table covers. I cut them up for art quilts, and they are great for making garments as well. I occasionally cut one into fat quarters to sell, but mostly I sell them as whole pieces for others to use creatively.