Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mandala

You can call this mandala dyeing or clamped shibori. I used small pieces of fabric 10"x10", but of course you can do this with bigger pieces as well. I folded the squares in different ways and used binder clips to keep them in these shapes:



Soaked them in soda ash and placed them on a raised platform in a bucket.



Put ice cubes on them and sprinkled dye powders. I used Plum, Deep Purple and Amethyst (all G&K)
and let them batch till the next day.


If you remain in the same area, it is best to cover the dyepowder with some more ice or put a lid on the container. You do not want to inhale the powder.

Next day the fabric was rinsed, washed and ironed and this is how they turned out:





I did not mark which fabric I folded in which way as I do not mind a surprise. In next blogpost I will show you how you can do this with dye cubes.

5 comments:

  1. These turned out great! Have they been washed out completely in these photos?
    Did you really wait till after they were folded to soak them in soda ash solution?
    Diane

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  2. Just beautiful! Like those fun clips too. Looking forward to learning about dye cubes.

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  3. Yes Diane, tge fabric gas been washed and ironed. I find it easier to fold and clamp the fabric when dry. Ann, if I am not mistaken I got these clips at Office Depot.

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