I did get out to do some immersion dyeing on Friday but the results weren’t great.  First of all, I thought I had plenty of yellow MX dye powder but not so…instead I used the liquid form and I guess I didn’t use enough dye.  Some of it’s better than others but it’s mostly too light to show up in a photograph but since it’s all destined to 2 or 3 color dips, all is not lost.  First, here’s my outdoor set-up:DSCN7097 DSCN7096

I spent quite a bit of the past two days preparing fabric for shibori dyeing.  First, I had to take out all the string and thread form the first dye bath.  It take a lot of time to iron, fold, pleat, iron, fold and to wind and tie fabric for this technique!   But here’s the fabric after the first yellow dye bath, in varying states of preparation for the second:

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Whew!  My hands hurt!

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

6 replies on “Outdoor Set Up & Shibori

      1. That’s so true! Hand work is so relaxing and we can’t rush through the process.
        I have the EPP hexagon quilt on my list for at least 2 years now, but still have gotten to it. It was fun to see your process!


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