Friday, October 09, 2009
Bloggers Quilt Festival: A sad October tale
Welcome to my post for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. I had planned to share some detail photographs of one of my favorite quilts called "Improvizo! or Jimmy's Quilt". It's got lots of hand embroidery and embellishment and was juried into Paducah and Houston and appeared in the Quilt Art Calender. I unrolled the quilt and put it on my work table to photograph.
I took the first few photos of Arlechino's body.
Lots of the fabrics and the embroidery threads were hand dyed.
Then I took a good look at the white areas and made a terrible discovery: the dye has migrated and stained the white areas of the figure while the quilt has been rolled up.
It's even in the blue background.
I was so worried about sun damage that I've always kept it rolled up. Anybody out there who hand dyes have any suggestions?