NEWLY DYED TEXTILES

May 28, 2015

 

Textiles that were dyed this week are in the shop (or will be soon).
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Stripe: this was a beast to dye, 4 foot planks for compression and a bucket that just wasn’t deep enough…lots of hand brushing and rotating had to happen. Also, I didn’t have a plexi glass piece that tall so I had to use wood and the tannin left a faint yellow hue to the base. Not too noticeable, but it’s all part of the learning process!2

Snowflakes: this 66″ long piece of fabric turned out to be a pretty thick triangle bundle. It was compressed between triangle blocks and fully submerged in the vat.

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Diamonds: I tried a totally new technique with this piece. After clamping between triangle blocks, I only dipped the edges into the vat (6 dips with 25 minute oxidation in-between). I like how clean this one turned out.

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Circles: This piece was essentially one big triangle before getting compressed between 2 pieces of circle plexi glass.

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I am calling this one scarabs, because the shape reminds me of one. This was completely accidental. I mean…I was trying to make zig zags (i know, right?) but I was pleasantly amazed. This is the number one reason I love tie-dying, the element of surprise!

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