Friday, January 27, 2017

Mystery technique

So glad that my internet connection is working again, it is still a bit iffy but at least I am connected to the world again :-). Here is my mystery technique for this week:


I don't think it is very difficult this time. Tell me in a comment which technique you think it is. Don't forget your comment might be the one which wins our new e-book. Coming Monday I will tell you how I made this fabric.

18 comments:

  1. I think you might have let dye, ink, or paint run down a piece of white fabric.

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  2. I think the fabric was treated with daubs of dye and then placed in a vertical orientation and the dye allowed to flow down with the aid of gravity.

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  3. Looks like dye squirted on vertical fabric.

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  4. I think stripes of dye were painted onto the wet presoaked with soda ash fabric and were allowed to breed together.

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  5. This reminds me of my wool rug hooking days when we used to take wool fabric and "marry" the colors with Tide detergent. You can also "marry colors" with silk fabric. Another method was casserole dyeing. Both give similar effects.

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  6. I think I go with hanging the wet fabric vertically, and allowing dye to flow down, pulled by gravity, after it's applied along the top. I suspect that the flow might have been aided a bit by the dyer.
    Pat F in Winnipeg

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  7. I think this is tray dyeing. The fabric was loosely gathered in an accordion fold (across the stripes) and then the dye was applied in bands across the folds. The dye colours were repeated to give the several bands of the same colours.
    Christina in Edmonton

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  8. Hmmm...fan folded fabrics, soda soaked and laying so folds are face-up in a dish pan. Drizzled with various dyes along the fold line, and the pan elevated at one end to allow for movement along the fold lines and bleeding into the valleys between folds. Awesome, whatever the technique.
    bethany

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  9. Dye added to the top of the cloth while hanging

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  10. Paint or dye drizzled on fabric as it is hung vertically and allowed to dry.

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  11. Bethany beat me to it. Great colour.

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  12. I think you used a drip dyeing technique for this. Love the colours!

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  13. I suspect the image is oriented in the way the fabric was when processed. It was hung over a tray. You can see where it curved at the bottom.

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  14. If it was fan folded it was done in soft folds not creased ones. I think the dye was in solution when applied rather than dry.

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  15. painted or dyed fabric arranged in a section of corrugated like roofing used as a tray slopped down so additional paint or dye is dribbled and can run off. if that were the set up, a piece of fabric at drainage areas would also hold some surprises in texture and colors and left to batch.

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  16. Wet Soda soaked fabric hung and dye dripped from the top.

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  17. accordian fold liquid dyes applied to folds and creases

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