Experiments with cotton shibori scarves

Clothroads has cotton shibori dye blanks produced at a mill by Catharine Ellis. I mordanted several of these last year with the recipes that are published in Turkey Red Journal.

I wanted to try the ferrous acetate recipes of Garcia. So, I mixed up some ferrous sulfate and vinegar solutions of various strengths and painted some of the scarves. I didn’t use a thicknener. Two of the scarves were dyed in cochineal. Two of the scarves in a mix of madder and cochineal. They are drying. Then the shibori threads will be pulled and the scarves overdyed.

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