Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Another Dyeing Workshop


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This Monday saw us at another dyeing workshop, just one more to go now. This week we were using various methods to take colour out of our fabrics. The fabric above and the piece below were both cottons. The top piece had been dyed commercially previously so I cannot speak for the content of the dye. I used bleach after folding and wrapping the fabric to achieve the effect above which I am really pleased with.
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You may recognise the blue fabric above from last week's shibori session. This received another stitching and gathering treatment before bleach was applied. I much prefer it now.

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This fabric is the same as the cotton at the top and was brushed randomly with Discharge Paste which had been mixed with fabric paint. The discharge paste took the original colour out but, instead of turning orange, it dyed the cloth yellow, the colour of the fabric paint. Phew!

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This is a piece of linen which was stamped with a block which had been brushed with thick bleach. As you can see the first stamp had too much bleach on and is indistinct. The clearer stamp was the second stamp off the block.

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3 comments:

sharon young said...

Great to see your samples here, Julie, it reminded me of my college days, I always liked discharge paste as you never quite new what colour you'd get.

THE WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

You have been a busy bee! Do you have time to eat these days?!

Jacquelines blog said...

Your samples are really gorgeous Julie.