A "double six" in dice is often associated with good fortune and it has been my good fortune to be part of the Twelve by Twelve Collaborative Art Quilt project over these past two years. I am supremely grateful for friendship, support and creative encouragement offered by my fellow Twelves.
I had fun researching and making my other Twelve piece - Dodecaphony - but all the while I was pondering how I could use shibori/resist dyeing techniques in this theme. Even after the dice idea came to me, I faced the technical challenge of how to create the circles in a row formation. At first I tried coins as resists, clamped with clothes pegs. The dye leached in the gaps in the surface creating vaguely moonlight images. These also presented Twelve theme/calendar potential but were not what I was looking for:
Batik- EZ Resist Medium) to create distinctive dice dots. The dice are placed on a hand-dyed orange background (left over from my Passion dyeing frenzy) with texture created by stitching a XII (roman numeral twelve) motif in a variegated orange thread.
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