6 thoughts on “new work

  1. shiborigirl Post author

    yes, it is 3mm silk gauze. i can’t tear myself away from it at the moment even though i have other stuff i need to be working on. i have 15 yards of it to play with! this piece is 45″ x 120″.

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  2. Karren

    Tell us what is new to you. The 3mm gauze. What else?

    I love seeing the other pleated layer underneath. I see areas that are more purple and others that are less. Are there strong diagonal lines from the arashi over dyeing?

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  3. shiborigirl Post author

    Several things are new to me. First the weight of the silk and the type of silk-3mm gauze. It’s just so sheer and filmy. love that quality. Also, this is one of the largest pieces of shibori I have done so far. Since this was yardage as opposed to pre- hemmed silk scarves, I machine hemmed the ends with silk thread prior to dyeing and wrapping. I left the selvedge edge unhemmed. In addition, this piece was ironed and folded much like the previous smaller pieces and when wrapped, I allowed about 3/8″ between wraps-fairly wide. The nature of the gauze is that it’s sheerness allows the dye to pass through many layers quickly and easily. I didn’t base dye this piece at all and you can barely see the original (white) color. The strong diagonal lines are as much a result of the texture as the color. I’ll get a photo later today so you can see more of the dye pattern as it was applied to the folded piece after it was wrapped.
    I like seeing the under layers as well. I’d love to take this piece into a studio with a model and the proper lighting to get some good photos.
    I see this is one way to get people to comment- just put up an intriguing photo and get people to ask questions!
    Thanks Karren!

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