Fabrics – Colour Mapping Challenge – Part 1 – Picking my Colour & Why…

Here are some of the early yellows: Turmeric.

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Different Resists in a Cochineal Bath – Basic Report – Part One

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Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Different Resists in a Cochineal Bath – Some Initial Results

I'm putting together a report on all this in the form of a PowerPoint... mostly for my own desires, as the Fibres class I'm taking doesn't seem to require this. These are all meant to tests, as far as I can tell. I'm still unclear on what the heck the actual "Big project" is supposed … Continue reading Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Different Resists in a Cochineal Bath – Some Initial Results

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Resists – Cochineal Bath – Preparations…

Ok, this is a little nuts as far as prep time goes... well over six hours, so far... Here's the materials list: 1- Mordanted in Alum, we have: Two 11" x 11" piece of cotton; One 11" x 22" piece of cotton; One 10" x 40" piece of cotton; One 16" x 9" piece of … Continue reading Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Resists – Cochineal Bath – Preparations…

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Resists – Different methods

We have the running stitch (Moku-me), Concertina folds, Bound Objects (Nemaki), Whip-stitch (Maki-nui), Pole-wrapping (Arashi), Clamping, Taping, & glue resist. I'm far from certain of all of this and I think it all falls under what the teacher called Shibori dying techniques. My research will be more complete when I publish the full results. Stay … Continue reading Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Resists – Different methods

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Apparently it is resists?!? – The Fabric prep stage.

Ok, so we got the ton of demos, articles, suggestions, images, how to's, instructions, jargon, etc... Ok, you get the picture... too. much information... then we got an email telling us to simply Mordant some fabric in Alum... that was also a little confusing, but she elaborated today and I got it done... as you … Continue reading Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Apparently it is resists?!? – The Fabric prep stage.