I had so much fun doing this dip-dyed window last week for Bell Jar I thought I’d post about the process and concept. Yay for tassels!
The inspiration for this concept was fiber art, and we wanted to use a large scale vibrant yet beautiful way to excite people for spring.
Fiber art is in the midst of a huge comeback and has me trolling the internet and my local thrift stores for epically vibey wall hangings.
Here’s a few that inspire me personally, from straight outta the 70’s jute to modern patterns of bushy colored yarn.
I just love the hugeness of this owl macrame!! I was inspired by the size and decided to use big cotton piping for the dyed cords to have a sort of ‘in process’ feel.
via Andy Harman
I also love these examples of clean modern shapes in the wool and amazing color combinations!
I tore long strips of muslin, folded them in half and wrapped the tops to create the tassels. I cold-water dip dyed a variety of pastel hues for the cords and tassels and hung them to dry.
It was a bit difficult keeping the white end of the 15 ft ropes away from the colored end, but having a ladder and clothesline definitely helped!
I attached the tassels to the cords, and strung the ropes from the ceiling at varying heights- with my fave big peachy ones in front! Swirled the length of the ropes in circles in front of the dress form and ta-da! Xo!