Archive for December, 2009

Playing with natural dye extracts and shibori on cotton part 1

December 12, 2009

This is part 1 of a multi day effort working with natural dye extracts and shibori on cotton. The initial question was what mordant method to use. The cloth and yarn samples were used to answer that question. The shibori samples were mordanted based on that method and then dyed.

Playing with natural dye extracts and shibori on cotton part 2

December 9, 2009

Results of a dye play day with a friend.  We are continuing experiments with another colleague on  natural dye extracts on cotton.  These fabrics are created using a woven shibori technique.  This is part 2 as there was a play day prior to this that may eventually appear in this blog.