After two batches of ice dyeing, we moved on to try a short cut Shibori method, using textile paint.Here, Kate loosely wrapped fabric around a fat section of PVC pipe, taping one end and the sides to secure it. She scrunghed it up toward the taped end.
Judy used another more traditional method, attaching rather thick string around a piece of PVC pipe, then bunching it together at one end.
Textile paint was applied to the pleated fabric with the aid of a large sponge brush. Due to the heat, the paint dried really quickly so we had fairly immediate results.I was a bit displeased with one of my pieces of ice dyed wool so I decided to see painting it would provide a better overall design.
Upon reflection, I should have used string or rubber bands to make the pleats, but I worked with it in this state....a mistake!Here's the result.......sometimes we need to leave well enough alone!
This was another experiment of mine....using a piece of hand-dyed fabric that was gifted from Judy to Kate and onto me. I used rubber bands to secure it and instead of painting the fabric in the direction of the rubber bands, I applied two colors lengthwise.
And this is what I got......
I'll spare you having to see the remainding zillion photos I took of our play date.....but not the suggestion to give these methods a try yourself....or better yet, grab some friends and make an event of it!