The Simply Irresistible Dye class have been experimenting with the indigo dye vat throughout the duration of the course. With an array delightful designs to share with the class we all 'ooh and ahh' as we discuss how we achieved the desired affect.
|Fabric folded and a resist is formed using wooden sticks|
It struck me that the binding of the fabric is also an art form, often under appreciated and overlooked as the shibori fabric (the end result) which is what we strive to achieve.
The wooden blocks used to create a resist have also been dyed by the indigo and become beautiful artefacts in the process, retaining the memory of where the bands were placed to hold the wood in place.
|The lines show where elastic bands were used |
to hold the wood in place on the fabric.
These binding techniques could be applied to my fascination and exploration of 222 grips for a stone.