Inspiring textiles The scope of textile design is awesomely endless! Adding to my inspiration board this month will be a visit to the V&A Balenciaga Exhibition – Shaping Fashion
I have been experimenting with hand dyeing and painting fabric and the fabric I have chosen for this development is a beautiful ottoman rib viscose/cotton fabric. The fabric has behaved beautifully during the dyeing processes and has been a joy to make into garments. So to recap: Three dye techniques: Shibori kimono A simple kimono design … More 3 Jackets
Update on the Shibori: Tie dyed Ottoman rib fabric for a loose kimono jacket Process Shibori kimono This kimono and others like it will available in my shop soon!
Two metres of wide fabric is a lot to dye!! The first piece is very deep pink – all over liquid procion dye applied with a wide brush. I left the fabric covered with plastic sheet over night to get a really saturated colour. Shibori dyed with liquid indigo coloured procion dye. Cured 22 hours 3. … More To my dyeing day No.2!!
Actually two dyeing days as I spent the first day experimenting with dye colours and techniques on small samples of white cotton fabric that had been pre-soaked in a solution of soda ash for 3 hours. I am very lucky to have a great assistant for a few days – Carmen is a fashion photography student who is … More To my dyeing day No. 1!
I have been making Lino prints ready to experiment printing on fabric with procion dyes with inspiration from Ikat woven fabric and Ottoman textile design I have used fabric paints in the past however as these are pigment based the prints are stiff and change the nature and drape of the fabric. Dyes are permanent and … More Fabric printing project – preparation
I have never used procion dyes before and have decided to dye and print my fabric for a range of jackets with an Asian ottoman theme. Researching I have found some good tips for using dyes thickened with sodium alginate to paint or print onto fabric by Alyson Provax Alyson Provax – printmaker and experimental dyer in … More Fabric dyeing project