Tuesday, 24 March 2009

I've been taking time out, walking on the Purbeck Coast, lots of fluffy 
sheep and lambs;  hacking through the overgrown hedges and shrubs.
It always amazes me how much stuff is generated when 'gently' 
pruning;  and generally just being outside enjoying the sun.

Conservatory is coming on - shelves on walls, and in the cupboard 
under the sink.  A great deal of sorting and 'filing' of dyeing and silk 
screening paraphernalia.   Can't throw any of it away, really!    
However, I can get back to some dyeing, and first off some samples 
for my next shibori class on pole wrapping.

We only have a two hour slot, not enough time for big 'poles', so 
I have made up samples using small diameter plumbers pipes.


Three poles wrapped in different ways,
laying in soda solution


Dyed

Unwrapped

No.1 - Wrapped round pole without edges touching

No. 2 - Fabric manipulated to fit pole

No. 3 - Fabric folded before wrapping

I like the last piece especially.  Think I might
try some alternative folding tomorrow.

4 comments:

Carol said...

Ilike No2. Where does all the time go. It does not seam long ago that you were putting your indigo vat away and I expect now you will be thinking about setting it up again.

Tiggy Rawling said...

Ah, indigo days! Looking forward to lots of them.

Julie said...

wow! I love the special effects just by manipulation and wrapping! I have a huge bag of brown onion skins ferreted away to dye calico. I don't want to use alum as a mordant for enviro reasons. So the book suggests tannin. Do I put the cloth and skins with tea? How much? Are there alternatives?

jude said...

number 3 is fabulous!