Tuesday, 22 March 2011

..shibori untied....

Here are the two pieces shown yesterday...

(Hope this is quick enough Judy! :-)))

Untied but not pressed...






..and again after ironing...







I didn't press too hard as I want some of the texture left in...

Quite pleased with the results ...

...but I think I'll make a stronger dye solution next time.

This is a learning curve.

I already know what I'm going to do with these pieces...

....will show you in a few days...

9 comments:

tastykaeru said...

Beautiful!

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Kate!

Eva said...

These methods are so clever! I'm eager to see the final stages.

Jane -The7thMagpie said...

wonderful pieces I really like the grey/blue ones such interesting shapes within them...can't wait to see what you make with them!

deanna7trees said...

i love the first one before you ironed it. so much texture.

Penny said...

You are having fun, but I am not sure about all that tying and stitching first!

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

How do you find the time to wrap all those tiny mung beans ????????????

Blessings to you. Loved your St. Ives post ... a nice reminder of our day together. I have already started my challenge piece and will blog about it all very soon sweetie xx

threadmedley said...

You sure are having fun! Such unusual dyeing methods and results. I'm learning a lot from you. Can't wait to ee what you do with all this beautiful cloth next.

Chris Gray said...

The Shibori methods are not difficult, although can be a bit time consuming, but I don't mind too much.

I liked the texture before irining, but it didn't suit my purpose at the minute...maybe a future project can make use of the texture a bit better.

Mostly, these will be incorporated into long cloths.....but with a Japanese theme...it seems "right" at this time...