Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Closing Remarks

What an incredible shibori workshop that was, exactly what I'd hoped for. Jan Myers-Newbury is a kick, besides being an awesome dyer and quilter. I feel honored to have been able to work with her. The images that follow are from our last day of dyeing, Tuesday.

The first piece was folded and clamp resisted and put in a pot of brilliant orange dye. After rinsing, washing and drying, it was pole wrapped and overdyed.

The second piece was wrapped around a piece of very thick rope, and dyed. After rinsing, washing and drying, it was rewrapped around the rope again and redyed.

The third piece was clamp resisted and dyed, finished and dried, then folded, tied, and overdyed.

This piece was folded, clamp resisted and dyed, finished and dried, then pole wrapped and overdyed.

The last piece was pole wrapped first, then had dye applied to the fabric while on the pole, and after sitting for about 20 minutes, it was overdyed.

I'm totally stoked that I have a whole new arsenal of shibori techniques to draw upon. It's about all I want to do right now, and I'm envisioning how it's all going to work in my new studio.

Speaking of the new studio, I expect to be fully moved by the end of this weekend. Maybe I'll take a few photos tomorrow, of everything in boxes on the floor of the studio, for my "before" shots. I hope to have things set up within the next week or 10 days, so I can get into making art again!


narkeymarkey said...

wow, these are amazing! i really love the first and last ones especially.

adore the colour on the first and on the last one i love the movement!

the third piece is lovely too - reminds me of the play of light on rippled water.

i've used shibori on felt before but keep meaning to play around some more with it on fabric and after seeing your pics i'm definitely inspired :)

tiedyejudy said...

Beautiful, Connie! I really want to try more this summer... first I have to find some really big pipes! The PVC pipes I have used in the past are not large enough, so my fabrics always overlap too much.
Hope the rest of your move goes smoothly!

Gerrie said...

It was a fabulous class, wasn't it. I am so thrilled with the quality of the work I brought home. I loved meeting you and sharing this experience. I think I will mix up some dye and get my last piece dyed before I forget about it.

imquilternity said...

Wow, you got some spectacular results. My attempts at Shibori are feeble in comparison.

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Meg in Nelson said...

Pole-wrapped, one of my most favorite methods, ever!! But yours look far more interesting than what I've seen before.