A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Then I mixed up three types of black dye, all from Dharma: #300 New Black, #39 Black and #44 Better Black. I used 1 teaspoon of each to one cup of warm water. Mixed the dickens out of it, then poured some in the bottom of my container, added the dry fabric and then more dye. Over all that I put as much soda/salt water over the whole thing to cover? it. (well as best as possible)
(All photos came out purple - go figure?)
I think the dry fabric just absorbed as much dye as possible, I should probably have soaked it first, but just couldn't wait!
So this picture is of the first section that had little twists in it, which I think is called Miura?
The second section was just pleated and then bound a couple of times.
And then there is the tied tightly round and round with a thread.
And the last section is twisted tightly until it curls onto itself and held with a rubber band.
And the last photo is what the piece actually looks like.