Sunday, 6 December 2015

Shibori too

Some very old bits and bobs, over dyed with a shibori layer. This one reminds me of the Aurora - night flowers perhaps


a tiny scrap with a little shibori applied to the "leaves", previously mono printed


another second layer on my Eco shibori - this with royal rather than turquoise to see what happens; the latest in the the Homage dyeing experiments. I've been stitching that as well but no pics to show at the moment


A bit of silk viscose dyed a couple of weekends ago


And these, given an initial layer yesterday, washed, rinsed, dried, ironed ready for today's layer. These are very small bits of fabric, test pieces to look at how the fabric reveals the dye. Satin viscose and silk velvet - I stitched both pieces with similar patterns.


the velvet was really thirsty for all that colour


Each cut in half. Now to add a next layer of dye. First stitching to re-shibori, echoing what has gone before. Again, I'm also testing to see how much dye each fabric will take.


above shows the backs. I try to echo or at least stitch in harmony with the layer below in the next layer of stitches. All pulled up tight.


Now sitting in a very small pot of mixed turquoise, black and a smidge of golden yellow

Again, I'll report later

10 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm ... very interesting pieces, Kat !

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    1. thank you Els - I could keep doing this again and again and again just to see what happens!

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  2. Happy New Year! Sorry to have been so rubbish at commenting lately. These look marvellous - you've almost convinced me to have a go! Although my next-door neighbour is a dyer and I think I'm more of an appreciator than a 'doing-dyer'. Shibori with stitch - ummmmm. x

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    1. Hi Anny, no apology needed, you had a difficult end to last year - just good to see you back on track, hope your stitching is going well too. I'm being pretty rubbish at posting at the moment as well :-)

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  3. Hi Kat, (lost your email) I agree about the naked cat, though she felt like a very soft warm skin with baby hairs on it .... She's a very "old" cat (10) all her offspring is already dead, with big age spots, cannot go out or she'll catch a cold .... silly breed indeed !!!!!!! People shouldn't be allowed to breed with those at all
    Ha ! I LOVED to stoke our (daughter's) cats right after we came home ;-))

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    1. Hi Els, indeed, cats should be furry - our two have lovely soft coats, mind you, all those little drifts of fur that huddle in corners of the house waiting to be hoovered up ....... hmmmmmmm

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    2. (ha, used to have (in the old house) fitted carpets, now we have parquet : love it when I simply sweep the floor and find the "giant" heap of hair ... that didn't go into the vacuum cleaner from the carpet .... lots of it stayed IN !)

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    3. and of course the softly sweeping broom takes no power and doesn't make that horrible ear splitting noise when the hose gets a kink, 'cos there isn't a hose!!

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