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