Coreopsis is my all-time favorite back yard dye plant. It’s a great flower in the garden–all sunny yellow and carefree. And, it gives a wonderful orange dye color. Very unexpected from the yellow flower.
I took some pieces that I’ve been dyeing and made up a shirt-Odds and End 1. I started the summer with a series of shibori pieces, using different plants. Some small (6 x 6) and some larger–1/4 yard. And, the pieces were posted on my wall. A nice collection and in my mind, the start of a pieced quilt, but, they never left the wall. So, things changed and evolved into garments. Here’s the first one…
Since it’s a collection of smaller pieces, I named it Odds and Ends 1. Indigo was added to the mix — it’s not from my backyard. (But technically it COULD be!) Using shibori techniques. There was bunching to get the pieces that make up the diamond. And the blue stripes was a pole wrapped piece. The top of the shirt was a larger piece that had the spider circles that made tie dye famous or infamous!
The back of the shirt has a better view of the spiders. And, the left side has a piece that was folded and folded and then dipped so the edges took the indigo color.
(And, of course, Happy, is in the project–her ear (well a shadow) is captured in the lower left corner of the pic of the front!)