Kay invited the members of NTAQ over for a shibori/indigo dyeing day. At the January meeting she asked us to stitch patterns on white prepared for dyeing (PFD) fabric before we arrived to dye, a type of shibori called nui shibori. A simple running stitch is used on the cloth and then pulled tight to gather the fabric. If the fabric is pulled tight enough, the dye cannot penetrate the stitched areas and you get a lovely pattern.
I decided to create a circle and line pattern. I stitched my fabric:
It was so much fun! The pieces came out of the vat a lovely green color and turned indigo blue as the fabric oxided. It's like magic!
We dyed a lot of fabric. Each of us dyed our pre-stitched piece, and then we tried some other techniques. Clamping with c-clamps or clothespins, rolling the fabric around a rope, folding and rubber banding and even tying the fabric around a slinky. It was a blast!
These three were rubber banded. Using many rubber bands:
At the end of the day we were tired but happy:
|Thanks, Jaye, for taking the selfie!|
I'm linking this post with Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday, Confessions of a Fiber Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday. Go see all the wonderful work there!