I haven’t done any fabric dying in 15 years! One Sunday in September I got together with friends and shared what I remembered about shibori fabric dying techniques. It was a lot of fun, some beautiful fabrics were produced and a lot of inspiration for future projects.
Arashi shibori - silk scarf wrapped around PVC pipe, one tied with twine the other rubber bands.
Silk scarf being tied up with marbles
Roz ties ‘spider web’ design onto silk fabric
Silk scarf rubber banded, clamped and ready for dying
Preparing dye bath for arashi tied silk scarves
Silk and rayon velvet scarf arashi dyed. This piece was allowed to be in the dye for 24 hours for this deep color.
Cotton and poly blend fabric pleated and clamped. The light area was dipped into wax before dying. The color is pale due to the polyester the dye we used does not color polyester.