Monday, April 23, 2012

One failed experiment

I dyed a number of shirts around Christmas, sadly too late to go into Christmas shows, but I've dug them out tonight because I have a spring show, the only one I am doing this year, in about two weeks (less!).

Seven of them I have passed as sale ready, five need more work and one was disqualified for the print being wildly off center.

And then there is this one:

spotted shirt
and... not quite.

I think it is a great idea, and yet a poor design. Pink and blue make purple, of course, and so it was bound and dyed in one color, then rebound and dyed in the other - and the white spaces became (pink) and the bound spaces remained (blue) while the rest of the shirt became purple.

But it just sits there and looks... chaotic. And not in a cool way. And now I shall spend a few minutes puzzling over whether there is a way to employ this simple technique that would look good, or if it will remain an unmarketable curiosity.

In the meantime, this particular shirt goes into the pile for gifting to pregnant friends...

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