posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR
All winter I’m stuck inside for dyeing fabric. As soon as summer comes, I move the dyeing studio outside where I’m so much happier. So now that it’s finally warm and has stopped raining, I’m up to my elbows in fabric dye and various discharge solutions – all outside. I start with white fabric, dye it, overdye it, and screen it many times with different screens made from my own or my husband’s photos. When the fabric is totally saturated and won’t take any more dye, I discharge some of the color, then dye or screen more, and then sometimes paint it. Here are a few of the pieces that have been created recently in my back yard:
And here’s one new piece that has come from this process:
What, you may be thinking, does all this have to do with stress management and serenity? Did I mention that fiber art is what brings me serenity? If you don’t already have something you’re passionate about – something that makes the rest of the world disappear when you’re involved with it – find that passion now. Then make time to pursue your passion.