Sunday, October 21, 2012

Disperse dye and 3D shibori

After my first tries of commercial fabric, I wanted to create a polyester basepiece myself, so I made a nice piece with bubble-gum-colours (see my blog for more pictures).


This time, I collected some pebbles from our gardenpath, and tied them in as before:


I hesitated to proceed because I liked the way it is now, so delicate and subtle colours, and still a ´stonish´ look. But you are waiting for the next part so, let´s boil it:



Oops, what was I thinking... the transferdye cannot stand the heat and the not-tied fabric became sort salmon-orange all-over...


Now I understand why people like computergames. Just game-over and reset to one stage earlier ;-).
But I had to continue and unpack the pebbles. Luckily, part of the bubble-print was saved in the binding!


But the 3D effect is much less then expected. So, I had to conclude that this was not polyester... I guess it is what we call viscose. Not purely synthetic though the fiber is made artificially, the base material is cellulose, often used in linings.
If I iron it again, all is gone I guess, so I will never iron it ;-).
Will try again with polyester and pebbles before the end of October!

4 comments:

  1. I still like the result !! greetings from liesbeth

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  2. wist niet dat je hier ook een Blog hebt...ik vind de resultaten ook zo mooi, het lijkt wel of je krimpfolie hebt gebruikt....!

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  3. I think I like this even better than the more defined texture. It is just more delicate. I can definitely see it in a quilt as is.

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