Wednesday, 8 March 2017

More Dyeing....

8th March 2017

Yet another grey, rainy day but I have been having so much fun experimenting with resist dyeing using indigo and potassium.

Strips of seaweed, thoroughly rinsed and pinned together....


.....stitched with shells added, coated in acrylic wax to prevent it becoming brittle....

.....I had to make quite large running stitches to avoid splitting the seaweed, think I will display on my workroom wall.


Playing with Ko in Or paints on wet fabric for use as background or collage...


....more colour can be added....


....also a good base for printing.


Indigo dyed silk re-wrapped around a bottle ready for potassium dipping, unfortunately all the rubber bands popped when lowered into the pan of hot solution so had to re-dye! This time I had help twisting the silk until it wrapped around itself, made a new solution as the old had turned 'sludgy'....


.....love the result!



My experiment using folded calico, two tin lids and a really strong clamp....


....delighted with the result....


....same method using a triangle resist.


Can't believe it is our last day tomorrow, it is 'show and tell' so hope to have some photos of the work done in this workshop.....