Shibori, Day 4 & Batiks

Thursday was another good day for outdoor work – no sun but no rain either. Here are a few more pieces I completed while the weather was holding!

Batiks I started last year and didn’t get back to until now! First I did some Blue and some Yellow. Finally, I gave it an Evergreen for the final dunk.
Close up of one Batik

Although I put a few more shibori pieces through an initial dye bath, they aren’t finished so they’re not shown here.

3 color dye bath
Last year I dyed a piece of blue fabric with Chinese Red Dye. I took this and put it in an Evergreen dye bath. I Love this color combo.
3 Color dey bath
This one started out with a Chartreuse dye and Alpine Blue applied directly; then another dunk in Evergreen.

I linked up with yet another creative fiber artist on her “Off The Wall Friday” blogpost:


Shibori, Day 3

More colorful batch this time! I expanded my tying and folding repertoire a bit too. All the dyes were PRO MX FIBER REACTIVE DYE Powder (aka: Procion Dye).  I used Chartreuse, Lavender  and Safari Grey (which looks more like an Eccru.

 This time I used the low water immersion method.  Some of it was actually immersed – the darker lavender pieces sat in the dye bath for a few hours this time;  but some of it wasn’t really immersed – I poured the dye bath onto the fabric in sections. In the first batch I did, I only let the dye batch for an hour and got a much lighter color.  I also doubled the amount of dye powder.  This time I wanted more vibrant color, although still somewhat toned down – just what I was after, so it was a good day!

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