Thursday, 6 November 2008

Dyeing again

My programme of dyeing workshops has continued this week with a session of shibori. If you read the Wikipedia entry you will discover many of the techniques we tried. I don't think I have ever worked so hard at a technique! The stitching, pulling up and wrapping involved all put a huge strain on my hands and resulted in some very annoying pain but I enjoyed the day and I've got some lovely results which I'll get to in a minute.

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You can see in the following photographs the fabrics prepared for dyeing. Some of the fabrics had been dyed in previous sessions, hence the yellow appearance.

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8 comments:

lesley said...

Hi Julie. You look like you've had great fun (hope the hands are feeling better soon) your patterns are wonderful. Thanks for the link to wikepedia. Shibori is something I have always wanted to try, and you have just given me the first step many thanks. xx

Helena said...

Award waiting for you on my blog!!!

Gina said...

I loved seeing all the results of your shibori dying Julie. You have achieved some fantastic patterns.

Helen Suzanne said...

does't all the tied up stuff make such interesting forms. You should do some for "guess the contents" at the next local fair :D

DILLY said...

Julie be clever!

Jacquelines blog said...

All your pieces look really great, I am curious how these are gonna look like!

Dot said...

Hi Julie

Hope your hands have recovered from the pain. I agree with dilly - Julie be clever :).

I love the results of your shibori dying. And love the colors too.

Dot said...

Hi Julie

Hope your hands have recovered from the pain. I agree with dilly - Julie be clever :).

I love the results of your shibori dying. And love the colors too.