I love shibori as a quick art fix for me [mind you I do not mean the stitching step is quick it's the "Color Hue Dyes" that help make them feel like a quick art fix for me, they are so easy to use.]
I need a daily art fix if possible it feeds my soul it also helps to keep my arthritis and other body aches at bay. Reminder Art Therapy does work ;-)
Anyway enough chit chat. Here are photos of the steps I take to get the wonderful end results my shibori and color hue dyes create on silk.
|First step is fold your silk and then stitch as desired|
|Second scarf stitched ready for next step|
|Various scarves stitched ready to pull threads|
|All 4 samples after pulling threads tightly, now ready to dye.|
|One example dyed was applied and it is dry, ready to remove threads|
|Some threads removed notice where the threads were pulled tightly it causes resist.|
|Most threads removed. Hint never used scissors near the silk when trying to remove threads.;-) |
you could cause little nicks or cuts in the silk and end up being very disappointed.
Yes this was sadly a learned hint.
|Another example threads pulled and silk dyed ready to remove threads.|
|Partial removal of threads, see how exciting each piece can be to open?|
|Isn't this pretty|
|I love the unexpected when creating with shibori.|
|Will leave you with a new experiment I am now trying my own screen printing and fabric dyes.|
There is so much to explore and discover yet about using silk and Color Hue Dyes. ;-)