Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Nothing boring about Shibori!

We had another great workshop Sunday, and Amy Grief did a couple of outstanding pieces that I want to share with you.  The first piece is indigo on cotton using a nearly exhausted vat.  Instead of dry folding before clamping, Amy decided to see what happened if you wet the fabric before folding.  I like the softened edges, and the way the dye was able to creep into the white areas.  The 2nd photo is also indigo on cotton, but using a new vat.  The piece was folded into a triangle, then accordion pleated in that shape, then two 2-inch ceramic tiles were clamped across the triangle before dyeing.  The clamped bundles were immersed in the indigo vats for 3-4 minutes, then oxidized on the clothesline for 20 minutes before rinsing then unclamping.  The 3rd photo is a close up detail of the 2nd photo.  Great job, Amy



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Another Dye Workshop on the Agenda!

Don't forget to mark your calendars.  Sunday March 15th is the next Eco Print/Dye Workshop at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City, FL.  Start time is 9am and we should finish up around 4pm..   Please call Jessica at the Pioneer Florida Museum at 352-567-0262 to let her know if you plan to attend.  Lunch will probably be pasta e figiole (pasta fazool).  If you attend, please bring a half yard of cotton fabric that has been pre-mordanted with alum.  I have a small amount of other cotton pre-mordanted with yogurt, milk, river tannin that will be available.  Looking forward to seeing you there, the weather is supposed to be beautiful.