Much of Marit's
hand-dyed yardage is created using a Japanese tube-wrapping technique,
in which the fabric is rolled on a pvc pipe, then scrunched and
twisted, before the dye is applied. Colors blend into each other
producing a wide range of hues. She uses the term "atmospheric"
because the Artspoken Yardage often appears cloud-like. Marit gives
names to various color combinations, such as Monet's Garden, Rainbow,
Multi, or Flower Garden. When she dyes cotton muslin for quilters,
she will dye (6) one-yard pieces at one time. The next time she
does that color scheme, the pieces are different. She varies the
colors slightly. Each time, it is very exciting to see the new hues
develop. Marit consider herself an artist who explores new variations,
not a technician who replicates colors.
is not available for sale from this web site. Each piece
is too individual and unique. Please visit Marit at a quilt show to
purchase her fabric. See her schedule.
One of the other methods that Marit favors is a fold-and-dip-dye
procedure. The fabric is folded into rectangles, squares, or triangles,
then dipped into the dye. She calls this dyeing technique "echo,"
because of the repeated pattern.