Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Yin & Yang
I finished off two batches of shibori today -- one turned out magnificently, the other rather stunk! Hence the title Yin & Yang. These are the best pieces and pics. They're all from the teal batch, except for the circles piece, which is one of only two pieces that I liked from the olive batch. The other pieces in that batch I discharged and will dye again.
Just above, this is a little square piece of cotton that I folded into the center, flipped over and folded again several times -- like one of those paper finger things we used to make as kids. I really liked the way this turned out, will definitely try again.
The olive batch didn't work very well although there was a wide range of color variation. Below are the two good pieces from this batch -- the circles piece from above, plus a pole wrapped piece with pleats wrapped in. This last piece is handwoven of silk and linen. Lots of color separation here.