Fabulous fun with fabric

September 19, 2009 at 8:11 pm 3 comments

Or Dyeing with Dijanne.

Today I was in Leopold for a dyeing workshop with Dijanne Cevaal, textile artist from Gellibrand in the Otways (organised by Geelong Sewing Centre). Dijanne specializes in the most beautifully designed and executed machine and hand embroidery over her own printed and/or dyed fabrics. We were able to view and touch her beautiful artworks up close as she brought a huge selection of finished large and smaller pieces to show.  It was a small group of seven which meant plenty of personal attention, lots of room to spread out and much sharing of information. Dijanne was very generous in sharing her tips and techniques and all participants had a wonderful selection of dyed fabrics by the end of the day.

One of the techniques demonstrated was that used by Dijanne to produce her wonderful forest piece. Here is my version, 146 cm long x 77 cm deep.

forest dyed

This one is a smaller piece which I pleated diagonally and scrunched a little before dyeing:diagonal tree dyed

Some moody blues:

blue dyedAnd a variety of red/pink/orange:

various dyedFinally this is the wool I dyed a couple of weeks ago as the hair for the sea angels. I was very relieved when the colours came out perfectly toned for the rest of the bits I have done.

green dyed hair

red dyed hairCheers


Entry filed under: Dyeing, Johnston Collection.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Doreen G  |  September 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Wow Joanne what great colours you have ended up with-well worth the workshop I would say.

  • 2. Linda Stokes  |  September 20, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    They look great Joanne. You obviously had a good, productive day.

  • 3. Paula  |  September 27, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    What a beautiful hand dyed fabric you have there.
    Wow… the colors


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