Thursday, 17 January 2019

Shibori Turmeric Dyeing, Papier Mache Bowl and a Fabric Picture Sample.....

17th January 2019

I had some turmeric solution left and decided to try Shibori techniques on strips of recycled sari silk and recycled cotton strips, the fold back clips produced a good design on the folded strips and the flower shape was produced by wrapping with string. Very easy to do and I didn't boil these samples in  vinegar and water, just wet with warm water and boiled in the solution for 20 minutes, then rinsed until water was clear.


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All ready for a 'papier mache' session, paper strips, paste, cling film and bowls.....


...chose the bowl on the left, bought in Vietnam, made from a coconut shell. The bowl was covered in cling film and strips of pasted paper, I made a base of rolled paper and inserted silver lace/ribbon along the edge....


....took 2 days to dry then painted with white acrylic to cover the newspaper....


.....outside painted this shade which I made using blue/red/white acrylic paint, I want to paint the inside silver but didn't have the paint so will finish next week!


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The next page in my sketchbook, sorry it is upside down!!!

An idea from Pinterest....



Cotton fabric base with 'stitch and tear' paper behind for stability, machined lines then organza shapes backed with Bondaweb ironed on....


...edges frayed and hand stitched, quite pleased with the result, think I will make a larger version for my bedroom.



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My gorgeous granddaughter came for a sleepover on Monday and we went to Kew for a picnic!


Alba gave her crumbs to the birds.


Love these 'Christmas Roses'...


...winter trees are so beautiful...


....snow drops, one of my favourites...


....lastly I have started to make a small throw using this beautiful 4ply Drops yarn from my stash, it is the 'corner to corner' pattern, very easy and lovely design. Think it might take a while!! 










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