Paulette Meldrum – Circle(s) – Circles to Dye for
I couldn’t believe my luck when rummaging through a bin of dyed fabric which included many experimental pieces created with a variety of resists, to find a piece that had circles. This piece was an attempt to create a batik style fabric, with the circles stamped on with heated soya wax, using a bottle top and when set, the fabric was overdyed. A few random wax drops added additional texture. Once washed with very hot water to remove the wax, the end result was very pleasing.
I have totally hand quilted this piece, emphasizing the circles with a variety of colours within my chosen colour range. The piece was further embellished with Liquitex Fabric paints, and coloured pens. Instead of a binding the quilt was finished with facings.
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