Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Second Black Batch

Thought I'd better upload these photos from the second black shibori batch I did last week, before I do the third batch today! The black used in these photos is Procion #300. This black is bluer than the first batch (Procion #39). Quite a bit of purple washed out in the final rinse, leaving blue-turquoise edges. Lovely!

The first piece above -- can you tell what I used as the resist? The piece below was wrapped on a piece of very thick poly rope.

Third piece below is bomaki arashi ~ sew the long edges of the fabric together and fit over a pipe, scrunch down, hold the edges with rubber bands or thin fabric strips tied very tightly, and dye.

Anyhow, back to the studio!

2 comments:

Gerrie said...

Oh, now there is some gorgeous shibori.

Judith Stadler said...

I follow all your work and it always wow's me, but your black series!!! While I love color, I just love your black series even more. It is elegant, mysterious, rich. The pieces have that quality I associate with the black and white photos of Atget. thank you for sharing.
Judith in NYC
www.judithstadler.blogspot.com