If you read my other blog, Elementary Art Exploration, you know that March is printmaking month.
We will be exploring various printmaking techniques including gyotaku. Made we wonder how it might work on silk using
some special instant set dyes…….more on that later.
In the meantime…..
more indigo silk ribbon. this is 5 yards of 1″ ribbon done in the arashi technique
and dipped about 10 times in the vat. I actually did steam it- not to set the dye but to set the pleats.
In the beginning of the year I wrote a post expressing that I really only loved textured shibori but I have
to eat my words now that I have been indigo dyeing. After setting the pleats I ironed them all out so I could appreciate
the lovely vaguarities of the indigo blues hiding in all those pleats.
and just because I could, I dyed 10 yards of solid indigo 4″ ribbon-
-perhaps to be used on my indigo shibori nine patch
Back to polewrapping and flowermaking….