Today, I continued trial and error with the fabric aging. Dunking the fabric into the delicious concoction of instant espresso, vinegar, salt, turmeric, and soy sauce multiple times got me results I am satisfied with.
I would soak the cloth, take it outside to dry, and then realize I needed to add a bit more turmeric or espresso to darken up the light colors of the fabric more. Then, more ironing. Now, waiting for a couple fat quarters to arrive this week. Still on the hunt for two patterns I’ll be using; looks like I’ll need to settle on something. Next step of this project, after dyeing the incoming fabric, will be to start cutting out squares.
Be regularly and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Thanks to Austin Kleon for the plethora of incredible quotes used in his book Steal Like an Artist, including the one above. So many truths page to page; a perfect read for anyone who’s artistically inclined in any way, shape, or form.. I finished reading this book just the other day; really great stuff.