Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Shibori Ice Dyeing

This past Sunday I washed my woven fabric to get the seizing out. It dried and tonight I pulled the fabric together and knotted the ends. It took quiet  sometime.
Then I soaked the fabric in soda ash.

Afterwards I left it in a large container, filled it with ice.

I mixed salt and "new black" in a ziplock bag" and sprinkled it over the ice.

Now it has to sit for 24 hrs in the bucket and then it will be washed out.
More about that in the next couple of days.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wove fabric for Shibori dyeing

I simply wove on an 8 harness loom some fabric, 32 inches wide x 2+ yards long. It is cotton boucle as warp and very shiny rayon as weft. The blue strings are the ones to pull together to get the pattern. Stay tuned for the next step next week.