Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shibori--Discharge Dyeing

I decided to do a bit more discharge shibori before I put all my supplies away. This piece is a bit different from the others I posted. I loosely rolled my black fabric (Blank Textiles 100% cotton) onto a piece of nylon string (on the diagonal). Then I scrunched it up as tight as I could and tied the string together to keep its shape. (I ended up having to do this twice; the first time, only half of the fabric had discharged.) I think it looks like some kind of animal skin.
 This is what it looked like before the bleach bath.
I found a great resource for discharge dyeing. If you are interested, check out www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3720/dyeing-with-bleach.

2 comments:

  1. This is FAB!!!!!! Must try as soon as we are above freezing!!!!

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