Purple Passion Ideas For Procion Dyes August 06 2019, 0 Comments

Here's the fun thing happening this week in The Art Of Creative Batik. We will be extending our purple dye combinations & ideas inside the workshop.

Last week's purple dyes conversation got into my head, and I started thinking about all the different variations available with the Full Immersion Batik process. There are SO many purple combinations that we haven't even tapped into yet.  And I don't know what sparked the memory of this Peacock dress I did back in 2016, but something did.

Many of my students can probably identify the order of dyes I used to create this design, and if you can't yet - I will be spelling it out in our next video lesson inside the group, so if you're not joined already - you gotta join!

I'm tempted to make a batik tshirt version of this design, or close to it.  

It's brewing in a thought process right now.  Do you allow yourself allotted time for ideas to form?  I consider it part of the creation process - the quiet time when my mind works behind the scenes.

I love the long feathers, and the stars.  How did I come up with that?  Clever!

Cute back of the dress, or the front. I remember I designed these to be reversible. It's just as fabulous turned around. The little mandala emblem at the center of the V makes it.

I only made two back in 2016. They were in honor of a very talented Etsy seller and Batikwalla collector who passed away very unexpectedly. She sewed together a patchwork peacock dress with interesting fabrics that sparked the idea of two peacocks kissing. I translated it into a batik design and this dress was born.