Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shibori

I finally have time to play around with the shibori techniques I learned in the Jan Myers Newbury class at the Crow Barn last month.

I painted dye onto to a piece of fabric (no soda ash involved yet), let it dry, then marked large circles on it that I basted and pulled up tight.


Wrapping and securing these took hours, but was sort of meditating.

I sewed some darts into a second piece of fabric, then pole wrapped it with string.

I put the whole thing in a black dye bath, adding soda after 15 minutes. As you can see, lots of the yellow washes out, and the black dye bath kind of leaches into the yellow making a green color.
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5 comments:

Gerrie said...

Love these! Wish we lived closer so that we could have some shibori play dates.

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful!

Diana Parkes said...

Looking good!

Pamela Price Klebaum said...

That looks like a wonderful result from all that meditation!

Judy said...

ahhhhhhh! I see you're having some fun play time too!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

xo