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« on: August 29, 2009 07:05:17 PM »

I have been playing around with arashi (pole-wrapped) shibori on silk this summer. These are done using various silk scarves with Jacquard and ProChem acid dyes.   The scarves can be pre-dyed in a base color, or worked on undyed silk. The silk is wrapped around a plastic pole with string, then scrunched. Usually I vat dye the pole/scarf combo, but I did try applying the dye to the wrapped silk and then steaming, with poor results.

This was the unfortunate attempt at steaming the dyes, which at least shows the scarves wrapped and bound to the poles:

and a closeup of the bound scarf

The dyes in that case set up properly during steaming, but since I put the dye solution on with a sponge, it soaked all the way into the folds of the fabric and only had slight resist from the string. Not what I wanted.

The purple one split, so it came out ok, like this

but I had to re-wrap and dye the other two.

Usually I soak the pole in water after wrapping and scrunching the dry scarf, so the material saturates with water and resists well in a dye vat. All of the below images are vat-dyed.

Three examples on silk. Left, silk chiffon, folded in half before binding, dyed in black, then a brief bath in purple. Center, silk charmeuse, purple on purple. Right, silk crepe predyed in a base red color, then two successive pole-wrap and dye using black.

Black on pink charmeuse

Yellow overdyed with turquoise

Golden yellow overdyed with magenta

Black on white, but I bound it with re-used string which still retained some dye, resulting in colored stripes where the fabric was bound. I want to play with this more by pre-soaking the string in controlled colors.

Black on blue

Black on white

multi on yellow
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/shib3.jpg [edited to change broken image to link]

rainbow scarf bound to pole in preparation
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/shib4.jpg [edited to change broken image to link]

...and after overdyeing with black
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/shib5.jpg [edited to change broken image to link]

brown chiffon bound, discharged, overdyed with green
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/shib6.jpg [edited to change broken image to link]

chiffon and crepe
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/shib7.jpg [edited to change broken image to link]
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 07:17:43 PM »

I love arashi. your scarves are absolutely beautiful
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009 07:18:13 PM »

whoa! this is very cool. i have never heard of this before. great job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009 08:26:42 PM »

Wow!  That's like a classy tie dye, cool!

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009 08:53:57 PM »

we did something similar with vellum in my textile class in hs  but yours looks alot better
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009 12:33:06 PM »

absolutely wonderful 
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009 12:08:44 AM »

These look absolutely beautiful!  Thanks so much for sharing - something else to put on my "must try" list!

« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009 10:05:04 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I knew how to do that!
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009 11:41:12 PM »

This is beautiful. I'll pass it on to my costume design class Grin
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