Fabrics Looking back at my colour notes from Module 2 I selected undyed fabrics made from natural fibres and some pre dyed sheer fabrics. The idea of doing shibori to experiment with dyes meant that I could also use my threads to tie the fabric and obtain more random colours to my threads.
I also collect ready dyed fabrics together, some shop bought and other pieces I had dyed for previous projects in earlier modules. It felt as though I had a fair number of fabrics to use
As I was not dyeing large quantities of fabric or thread decided to use brusho inks rather than dylon and was pleased with the colours, particularly the shibori in sample 3).
Using a plastic pipe to wrap the fabric and thread round I placed in fixing solution and then for the dyeing placed dye and pipe in a large plastic water bottle and allowed the dye to seep up the piece. I then deepened colour of dye and turned the pipe round so that an ombre effect was achieved. see sample 3
I decided not to mount them onto other fabric at the moment as I felt they could be useful for Chapter 6 where layering was a key element. But got some interesting colours of organza and a lurex mesh together as potential candidates for future use!