Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'm Dyeing!

Fabric of course!

This is my last dyeing hurrah for the season. I am making it worthwhile.

I spent several days wrapping fabric on poles to do arashi shibori dyeing.

I use large fat poles and short skinny poles.
I wrapped 31 poles and have several other bundles to add to the poles.

I am mixing dyes to underpaint some of the fabrics.

These are just a few of the fabrics I have underpainted. I lay them on the bags the newspaper comes in outside. The heat and the gentle breeze helps dry them. After about 24 hours I will be able to dye them in the buckets to get the texture that arashi shibori adds to the fabric.

I am anxious to get them dyed and finished so I can see the results. Each time I finish a group of fabrics it is like opening presents. You never know quite what you are going to see when you are done.


Shelly said...

It looks like a lot of fun. All of this fabric will keep you busy over the summer.

Judy said...

Hey Kay!
Boy, that's a lot of wrapping! I'm glad you have found a good use for those newspaper bags - I will keep that in mind.
I can't wait to see your results.


Robin said...

Looking forward to the results. It is a lot of work but you get such lovely unique fabrics. Puzzle us please.

Heather P said...

Kay, I can't wait to see them!