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Sunday, January 9, 2011

More shibori

Tried some Spiderweb Shibori today. For this piece, I started with a white piece of fabric, then tied it off. First I dipped the tied tips into some blue, then dyed the whole piece black. Sorry, forgot to take pictures of the process, it was kind of early when I started this a.m.

This piece was one I dyed a few months ago (mixed soda ash with dry dye powder--purple & green, then sprinkled it onto the fabric). I wasn't thrilled with how it turned out, so today I tied a bunch of circles into it, then dyed in a cobalt blue dye bath:

And here's a composite of my dyeing day--


  1. Oooooo, I like them all, but the colors in the blue/purple/green are fabulous. I also really like the spiderwebs dipped in blue. Isnt this fun? I'm hoping to try some shibori using dye this week.

  2. I spent last evening tying off the points, wrapping the poles, and getting my pieces ready for dyeing this morning--this really is fun, there are so many different things you can do. How will I ever use all of this fabric??


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