Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Playing with Colour

 I have been playing around with colour and prints - the background fabric is some I dyed recently and you have to agree it is "interesting".  It is also very difficult to put to any good use.  
The printed fabric is some I purchased some time ago at a patchwork shop.  It is a design registered by an aboriginal artist although the fabric itself is made in asia somewhere.  Our textiles industry is all but dead here, saddly.  Anyway I have not been able to figure out a use for it and the dozen or so other prints I bought at the time.  Anyway as it turned out as I was looking through my stash this came to hand just as I was thinking about the dyed fabric and I thought it would be an ideal combination.  The next thing was to decide how to use it.  Out with the scissors and the sewing machine and this is what I have done so far.  I want to add some beads or buttons and some stitching and see where it ends up.  Your comments or suggestions would be most welcome.

7 comments:

Karyn said...

Love the fabric Dianne. Maybe some red beads scattered around? You are much better at this than me so I am sure anything you come up with will be great. Long red beads fanned out to look like the flowers on the fabric?

DIAN said...

Thanks Karyn, I was stuck thinking about green but red would work really well. I am sure I have some in my stash. lol.

Linda said...

Hi Dian,I really like the fabric you've dyed. And, the commercially printed fabric colours go well with yours. I'd be inclined to find some amber {?} iridescent beads, something that is neither red nor green nor brown. I've often found when in doubt, try those type of beads. And, as you know, I do BEADS!!! I am sure the rest of the design as it flows from your creativity will be most pleasing, your projects always are.

DIAN said...

Thanks Linda,

I am thinking of just dropping a selection of beads onto the piece and see how they work.

Not a very traditional way of designing something but it can be useful.

I also thought of a bit of foiling? Maybe coppery?

Judy said...

Hmm, lots of possibilities here!!

Juliettecherry said...

Dian, It's so very colourful and looks very "Australian" to me. Not sure what my suggestion would be for further adornment, but your idea of just dropping beads to see what turns out, sounds very good to me.

Your sunset photographs are spectacular, you are so good with the camera.

Jensters said...

Lovely work Dian and i do that sometimes just drop the beads and see what evolves and it almost works everytime....cant wait to see how it turns out....im making a wedding card at the moment xx