Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pandoras dye day

A group I belong to, the Pandoras, a group of creative quilters interested in thinking outside the box, dyed fabric today. We had great fun. First, we dyed several pieces simultaneously in a jar (photo 1). Results are shown in photo 2.

We also did shibori. First we folded fabric and wrapped it around a piece of 3" diameter PVC pipe. In photo 3 you can see Grace wrapping string around her fabric on the pipe.

Photo 4 shows Grace pushing down on the fabric to create small pleats. Then she applied the dyes (photo 5), poured a soda ash solution over the whole thing and took off the string (photo 6).

Here are the results of one of my shibori experiments.