Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Sometimes projects just don't turn out as planned. Over dyeing was on my agenda when I planned out this month of indigo. My daughter had made a success of it with a woven cotton shirt that had stains on it. I have no before shots of the shirt with stains but I promise you I cannot find any sign of them after the dip into indigo.
I on the other hand still have a "not for public consumption" t-shirt after a dip in the indigo. The stains were intensified in the indigo vat. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Not giving up on changing things with a dip in the indigo. I shibori stitched this scarf - which was in two different MX dye baths and still hadn't made the grade - and pulled it up very tightly. Put it in the pot and forgot about it.
Midnight after the workshop, I emailed the teacher that there was a stray item left in the vat and I'd pick it up later. Connie was kind enough to fish it out, oxidize it and dip it a second time, rinse it and leave it to dry in the Guild House office. I took one peak ... and ...
I was too excited to wait and unpicked all the shibori stitching immediately !
Wow. Pleased with this changling. It's quite a reincarnation. There is some controversy over whether I should iron it or not. I lean toward ironing but I'm asking opinions.