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