Rachel E. Pollock - La Bricoleuse (labricoleuse) wrote,
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Tutorial: Pole-wrapped shibori (pictorial)

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This is a sample i did for my dyeing class. I took some process photos so you can see how the effect was created.


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I rolled the fabric up tightly onto a length of scrap PVC pipe.

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Then I secured it by wrapping it tightly with a spiralling length of strong twine.

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After tying off the twine, i scrunched the fabric down tightly to one end.

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Then, i dipped it into a large pot of simmering red dye.

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Voila!


This would be a quick way to create organic-looking zebra stripes or similar. Once my students finish their projects (large 3-yard pieces with various shibori effects) i'll see if some of them will let me post the photographs of their results!
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