11th November Dye/Print WorkshopPosted: November 14, 2014 | |
The dye class on Tuesday was focusing on shibori; working with hot water dyes, natural fabrics and experimenting with different ways of folding fabrics. Making sure that I experimented with as many different folding techniques as I could, using string, elastic bands, blocks and clamps to manipulate the fabric and where the dye will take. While changing the different ways I folded or scrunched the fabrics, I also mixed the different colours on the fabric, sometimes dipping different parts of the fabrics into the dyes, and other times, re-folding the fabrics so that different parts would then be dyed.
Each of the different processes created such different results, how each fold makes a different mark on the fabric, as well as how long the fabric has been left to develop in the dyes. While working with the fabrics in the dye workshop, I kept in mind the work that I had been doing on Mondays, looking at different marks and colours. I liked working with folding and dyes, how I can think of these dyes fabrics as grounds upon which I can then stitch or embroider onto, how working with marks can influence the work that I create in these workshops.