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Topic: Pole dyed shibori  (Read 2592 times)
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« on: May 02, 2006 07:52:04 AM »

I have wanted to do this for a while, I gathered the supplies and was going to do it on my own. BUT a new project was added to one of my classes (costuming techniques) and it happened to be a shibori project


It is a silk scarf dyed with fiber reactive dye. The base is the red, I dyed half fuchsia and half fire(?) red, wrapped it up on the pole (see link below) and overdyed it with blue. Now it is all crinkly and cool!

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006 06:10:08 AM »

Wow, that is cool.  One of the knitting magazines had an article on knitted shibori last year (I think it was Interweave Knits) and the projects were so beautiful.  Shibori fabrics are so interesting with their textures and colors- your fabric is permanently "accordion" pleated now?
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2006 03:19:58 AM »

At that looks awesome! I've done the same thing before... only I didn't permanant press it and just left it at this loverly wavey ocean blue pattern. I went through a Shibori addiction faze u see... Grin

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2006 09:55:51 AM »

I love shibori... would that I had someplace to attempt it myself (I live in an apartment and the managing office has no appreciation for artistic expression.)

Those colors are beautiful!
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