Following a very successful show at Parkside Hall this weekend, I am am back in the Chemistry Lab creating new Eco Printed scarves.
My new work-shirts – bring on the creative vibes.
Ooo the anticipation. I do hope I am not disappointed ….
Having a little fun building on my Indigo-dyed bases!
Spent a fantastic morning with Jenny Leslie improving my Eco Dyeing techniques. Jenny was extremely helpful and had lots of advice (some of it direct from her course with India Flint – sooo jealous).
The anticipation during unwrapping is great!
Anyway here are the initial results – not yet washed out so hope they don’t fade too much – very happy with them, although may need to re-dye to turquoise scarf for more contrast/colour.
Another lovely film from the Harris Tweed Authority including the very helpful and approachable Norman MacKenzie, who I met on my visit to the islands last year (and definitely does have an accent!).
Itajime uses clamps to form a resist – I used pegs and bulldog type clips but you can also use string; flat pieces of plastic or found objects.
This piece has less colour as only a small portion remained on the surface and in direct contact with the dye.
When folding it is important to expose as many edges to the dye as possible – so don’t fold the sections back on themselves, enclosing sections in the centre of the bundle. Instead use a concertina method, pleating each section on top of the other so that the edges remain exposed.
Getting some lovely patterns and I really enjoy the fact that I do not have complete control and so there are lots of surprises and no two designs are the same.
These are dyed with Brazilwood or Onion skins.