too much shibori…

Where do I start? maybe it’s better said in pictures…..

soak silk
soaking silk..

prepare dyeprepare dye

test meter.JPG

add auxilliaries…I use a digital ph meter

add auxilliaries process silk in bath..

add silk and process

remove silk, add dye, add silk and begin processing

raising temp

dwelling….dwelling……

pre-discharged

poles before discharging


blue to orange brown tolav

can you guess what colors these were discharged from?


test resist 1
random resist

test resist2

from pink to white….discharged. unwrapped and resist redone and discharged again,
then overdyed and unwrapped

test resist3
ta-da!

results.JPG

other works of the day- these will be pole wrapped for texture

mata-ne!

4 thoughts on “too much shibori…

  1. Anne

    I’d guess that the orange silk was originally blue or turquoise – in my experience with thiox, blues often discharge into oranges. In fact sometimes any colour discharges into orange. Has it ever happened to you?

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  2. jude

    gorgeous effects, discharging is confusing with color isn’t it? i have some experience getting unexpected color change, just fooling around with bleach on sulfur dyed cottons.

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  3. shiborigirl Post author

    anne- bingo! yes, it was the turquoise blue pole wrapped in the other photo. blues do discharge to orange and further discharging reduces the amount of orange to a taupe-y color. often when discharging this color, the orange fades upon cooling (or perhaps oxidizing? Karren Brito would know the answer to this). but no, I have not experienced any color discharging to orange. each discharges to a different color. if you look (page 43 I think…) in Karren Brito’s book there is a list of colors and what they discharge to. I have tried most of those colors and each has discharged to just what she lists there.
    and jude…..my experience is limited to silk but i notice around blogdom others discharging store bought fabrics with various results. interesting….

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