Monday, 2 November 2009

Fun with Fabric.

Today I had a fun time playing with the t-shirts I dyed in the Summer. This picture doesn't do the bright colours justice, but I thought it was time I sorted them out and shared them here. They are all made from brand new, plain white t-shirts and were originally going to be for sale. I want to do a lot with them before that though, and their progress will be shown here.



Here are two vests that will most likely have a little embelishment in the form of fabric paints and may end up in the Etsy or Folksy shop.



This long sleeved t-shirt is a purply colour with a laced up design on the sleeves. I don't think it needs much doing to it.


This one is strictly for me as I just love it to bits. This photos doesn't show how vibrant the colours really are.


This is a lopsided picture of my favourite shirt. I bought it from a market stall specialising in Fair Trade goods, and the colours are a yummy mix of oranges and browns. However, it looks like a sack of spuds on me, so I'm going to radically customise it.



Which brings me nicely to these next two items. Remember the two cardigans that I felted on a hot wash? Well, this one shrunk from a large man's size, to something that would fit my daughter. I've set to with the scissors, and have lots of ideas for it, but that will have to wait until tomorrow!


This was the baggy cream cardigan that went in with the green one above. I had planned to dye it a dark orange, but instead it turned a lovely grey/green colour as the colour leaked from the one above. I've made some orange accessories and will show you the progress as the days go by. I've a huge stash of clothes to work through, so it should be interesting in the next few weeks as I enrich my boring wardrobe with as little cost as possible.

6 comments:

Jasmine said...

Oh lovely... Can't wait to see what you make with the felted jumpers. I've not made felt that way but have come across some lovely online tutorials for booties etc using this method. I also know a fibre artist who shrinks down woolen sweaters, then cuts a canvas out of them to use as a base for felt painting...

Bovey Belle said...

Looks like you will be keeping busy over the next few weeks. I am still knitting (wo)manfully and on my net upholstery project.

Yarrow said...

Thanks for the tip, Jasmine, I may use some of the offcuts in other felting projects.

What's the next project, BB? I'll be eagerly waiting to see it :)

ruthie said...

I cant wait to see what you come up with either! LoveLoving the tie-dye t's too, i haven;t done any of that for years! You are really firing up my imagination, thank you x *ruthie*

Yarrow said...

It's terribly good fun Ruthie, have a go, you know you want to :)

Pat said...

Hay, these are wonderful. I can't wait to see what is coming. What dye are you using?