piece of art.
I have two pieces of cotton sheets that I stitched a few years back and dyed with an indigo dye. I still cherish those pieces of fabric and use them when I need that little extra in something I am making.
the technique ready for dyeing
W303 Japanese Shibori- Dyeing and Shaped Resists
Instructor: Susan Moran
This workshop covers the basics of dyeing fabric with Procion MX dyes, as well as introducing several methods for creating beautiful, unique patterns on fabric using Japanese shibori, or bound-resist, techniques. The first day will include a discussion of basic dye chemistry, safety, and practices for mixing dye baths from stock solutions as well as powders. Students will learn bound, clamped, pole-wrapped and stitched shibori, and make a series of samples with a variety of fabrics. On the second day we will concentrate on creating textured and sculpted fabrics by focusing on certain silk and polyester fabrics and heated dyeing techniques. Samples from this workshop may become part of future projects such as quilts, collages, wall-hangings, clothing details, and table linens.
Come join us at Northern Wefts 2011 and learn something new and exciting .