Saturday, November 30, 2013

Periwinkle challenge: Berkhamsted 2

The 12 by the Dozen group challenge for this quarter is to make a 8.5' x 11" art quilt, using the colour periwinkle. You can see my contribution below. The hand-dyed cotton used for the sky is a pale version of the periwinkle, and the larger building in the rear is composed of more saturated shades, all dyed specifically for this project. The other two buildings were made using the not-quite-right early attempts at getting to periwinkle.

Berkhamsted 2
Trying to dye to a very specific colour was a new experience for me, and I have to admit that in meeting this challenge, I learned a lot. I also took the opportunity to look for this colour as it is used by other artists, and that was fascinating.

Below is the original photo, taken in Berkhamsted, England this past summer.

If you'd like to see how the other members responded to this challenge, please visit the 12 by the Dozen site. The Big Reveal is scheduled for November 30.

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