Rooftop Adventures

 Cotton, dye

Cotton, dye

I'm super fortunate to have a roof top deck overlooking the forest. When the hot weather finally arrives where I live,  it’s time for me to start dyeing and painting cloth! 

This process means hauling cloth, buckets, various chemicals, and dyes up to the roof top. Not only does the deck have ample space for me to work, but when I’ve finished making my marks, or simply mixing the dye into containers, the extended sun exposure means the heat works to activate the chemical bonding reaction needed to fix dye particles to the cloth.

This year, I want to explore different types of marks, and to do more layering of colour and texture. I’m also trying to expand my palette beyond blue, grey, and more blue! We’ll see at the end of the season how successful I was, but on my initial session, I managed to create two green pieces of cloth (the proof is on my Instagram feed)!