I started by collecting samples of black and white cotton fabrics. The module asks that we use abstract prints and I enjoyed putting together the samples and love the effects of the juxtaposed patterns.
In this chapter I’ve learned the Shibori technique which although I’ve admired have never actually tried.
The module takes us through the Tie and Dye, Tritik Shibori and Arashi Shibori techniques
This photo shows various stages and methods of Shibori
Tie and Dye
I’ve added comments to each sample and detailed every stage on the working sheet which can be found after the samples.
For these samples I’ve folded the fabric and secured the folds with such things as a bulldog clip, clothes pegs, string, thread, rubber band
I’ve decided to add this – a sample before ironing – I really loved the effects of the folds
I have stitched and gathered the fabric pieces either by hand or on the sewing machine in the following samples and then painted on the cold water dye. I enjoyed the different effects when the samples were dry, unravelled and ironed. Please see the working sheet for more detail.
I’ve used some of the tools as for the monoprinting on paper i.e. corrugated card, polystyrene, cotton wool bud
No label for this – this is done with corrugated card