Here are a couple of photos of the shibori wrap from the video. It has stayed nicely pleated even through the heat set in the dryer. I am in love with it and I want to make so many more.The close-up
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Positively Lovely! Your pieces are truly inspirational.
Thanks so much for commenting Michele!
I have gotten through some really stressful times by dyeing cloth! I don’t know why but when I wake up in the morning and remember that I have a dyepot waiting for me in the bathroom sink. I just jump out of bed and know it’s going to be a great day!! I think the low water stuff is easy and quick and so so so rewarding! Do you have the book color by accident?
I do have that book! It’s been my main guide since I started working with dye. I love low water immersion dying. Your suggestion is so simplified! I always make it a huge production so that I can get the most out of my efforts. Taking the workshop with Jan Meyers Newberry answered a lot of questions I had about dye in general. And it was the first time I had some successful shibori!
Oh I want to take a class with her! I bet it was wonderful!
I’ve been wanting to get to dying so badly since I attended a workshop in April…….. Your cloth is so beautiful! I love it! You read about my moving adventure, so you know it’s going to be a while. I’m following your blog so at least I can admire!
Yes you certainly have your hands full! I don’t mean to tempt you but why not take one of the old mason jars you have found from barn diving and add:
1 dry piece of cloth folded and scrunched
1Tablespoon (approx) any color procion dye you have around mixed until completely diluted in 1/2 cup water
another 2 cups water and 3 T soda ash or washing soda.
Leave it and forget about it for at least 4 -24 hours
Delightfully remember it
Open it up under cold running water.
throw it in the machine w hot water and detergent until all the dye is gone
Hang it to dry in the sun
Only takes 5 minutes to set up and 5 minutes to rinse. (I can’t be responsible for how long you will lovingly admire it on the line!)
Do one every day.
Make a new quilt for your new house from these fabrics after you are moved in!
Actually I think I’m going to go start one of these right now!
OMG! THat’s an awesome idea! I don’t have anything mixed right now but I am going to get to doing this when I can take a breath. This kind of project would be great for stress relief. Can you believe I took a job cleaning houses? LOL! We need to raise cash and a friend who is desperate for someone over the age of 21 to help keep her business running. These kids call off every week! But I gotta tell you, I’m so excited that I will be upgrading my studio from a tiny walk through bedroom to probably a finished basement with space, plumbing and access to outside!! Whhooo hooo! 🙂
Your new studio sounds amazing!
Thank you for the instructions! It’s hard to know what to do, and you make it so easy!!! 😎
I have not done this before. When you say “one piece” about how large? about 1 yard or smaller?
I usually do about 1/2 yard. But you can do a yard. If you wet it first it’ll scrunch up really small and then the dyes will make the cloth all mottled and beautiful. Make sure you post it. I want to see how it comes out!
I’m planning on doing this tomorrow! Hopefully it turns out ok.
I’m determined to do one today too! I’m using white linen for a new tablecloth. Out with the polyester! If I mottle it enough I won’t have to change it so often!!!
Ok, mine cotton is in the dye bath now. I’ll wait until tomorrow to open. This is a first for fabric! I followed your very easy instructions! Thanks! Cross your fingers – it’s in purple. 😎
ooooh I can’t wait to see. You used the soda ash, right?
Yep! I couldn’t find the White King Washing Soda I used to use when I taught science. In our area it has all been replaced by Biz or Oxyclean! So, I had to go to a pool supply to find it. There is was Sodium Carbonate! I’m just so excited you had a dye I could try with simple instructions. 8-)) Stay tuned!
I’m so excited. Of course you got it at the pool supply! Genius!
Gorgeous! Do you give classes?!
Thanks Karen! Yes I have taught classes in dyeing and screen printing.
Hi Marjorie. It’s great to see it in its full glory. Stunning!
Regards Florence x
This one was really fun. Thanks.
I’m waiting for my scarves to arrive for dyeing. I’ve never done scarves but loved your video! I will just use dye, not paint, but your’s sure is lovely.
Thanks! When I first started doing shibori, I only used the paints, then I got into the dyes and well never turned back -until that evening when I painted this!
Can’t wait to see your scarves!
Wow! Why did it keep the pleats so well? Is this after rinsing?
No I didn’t rinse it. I used fabric paint and heat set in the dryer!
Exotic! Reminds me of a butterfly!
Yes me too. thanks for the like Curls and Q!