Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Introduction: Unusual Shibori Techniques
Greetings! I am Diane Franklin, a fiber artist and dyer from Boston. I‘m also the author of Dyeing Alchemy, an e-book primer and workbook focusing on Procion dyeing. During the month of November, I am going to focus on snow-dyed shibori and rust-dyed shibori. Both methods allow you to get shibori effects using less traditional shibori techniques.
Way back at the beginning of the year, I wrote 3 blog posts on Procion dyeing by weight vs. volume. In those posts, I discussed a series of experiments that compared the results when dye was measured vs. weighed. You can review those posts here.
In my final post in January, I mentioned that I generally work with 5% dye concentrates rather than with dye powders. Doing so allows me to mix a variety of colors of dye from 3 primaries and sometimes black or brown. Before moving onto a discussion of the unusual shibori methods I just mentioned, in my next post, I will explain how to mix and use these concentrates since they will be used for snow-dyed shibori.