It has been ten years since my father passed away. He would have turned seventy two in December. I often think about him and wanted to create something special as a tribute for this tenth year.
I dyed some cotton fabrics at home; and this is the first time I tried my hand in a such experiment. I used few types of cotton in very small amounts. Few light in weave, in medium and a panel from an old cotton shirt which was very fine and soft.
Here they are after dyed and dried.
pomegranate skins, pods, turmeric mix and salt;
pomegranate pods, some ceylon tea;
couple of pieces soaked in henna; they turned out in a pale green. If I had kept them for a longer period it may have become more darker.
pomegranate skins only; few of them were grey so they turned out be a different version of a grey.
|Top row; pomegranate skins|
Bottom row; henna mix, turmeric and pomegranate skins, pomegranate pods
I sketched my imagination, then arranged the fabric pieces. I also used a piece of white cotton as the backing.
By using the running stitch and the back stitch I completed the piece.
|For My Father.....|
This is my interpretation of 'circle of life'.
Thank you for stopping by,
Until next time,