Shibori-Dyed Art Quilts
Judith Content's artistic eye finds serene landscapes in hand-dyed fabric. Tips for dyeing fabric at home.
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Quilt maker Judith Content's wallhangings take inspiration from Japanese culture. The wallhangings often take the shape of traditional kimonos. Through hand painting and careful piecing, these art-quality quilts are designed to evoke emotion.
Dyeing Your Own Fabric
If you're considering dyeing fabric at home, keep these things in mind when shopping for pots:
- An enamel-covered pot is wonderful, but it will rust in any spot that gets a chip. Rust can make the dye do strange things, so a chipped enamel-coated pot wouldn't be useable.
- Stainless steel pots are another way to go. When you stir fabric in the pot, use a stainless steel or wooden spoon. After each use, clean the pot with window cleaner.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE - Once you've used a pot for dye, never use it to prepare food.
Quilt artist Robin Cowley uses basic geometric shapes to achieve a completely innovative Art Deco quilt.