Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This is my kamala-dyed loom controlled shibori sample. Note the knife-edge pleats. That's because it sat for a year before I dyed it. I'm thinking I'll leave it this way as a demonstration piece.
It's approx. 12"x18", tabby with a twill pattern shot thrown after 4 tabby shots.
Twill really lends itself to loom controlled shibori. Not only is there a sharp color pattern, but there is a second paler color pattern.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Two skeins of pima cotton dipped in the natural dye pots at Fiber Retreat '08. I had so much fun bopping from pot to pot and dunking my yarn. 8-]
First I dropped the skein in kamala, then I dipped it half way in broom, onion, osage. Then I gave it a half turn and dipped it in brazinwood. A little bit of variation in the depth gave me more gradual shade change.
This skein was dipped in kamala, then broom. I then gave it a half turn and dunked it very briefly in indigo. A little variation with the depth gave me a gradual change in shade. I like how the yellow-oranges gave me a teally blue when the indigo hit the yarn.
Monday, June 2, 2008
? weft -- still testing samples.
Ok, going with 3 white threads for weft, with shibori pattern every four passes.
getting started -- note shibori shots do not go all the way to the edge -- this will give me a dark border
Off the loom, strings all pulled. Just out of the indigo pot -- note how everything first comes out green, then oxidizes to blue as it rests.
Shibori is in the middle -- it has turned dark blue -- a fresh indigo pot.
Detail. Scarf hasn't been washed out to relax the pleats yet.