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!