Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shibori moments ......

As I said last week,  I am participating in a shibori workshop with the lovely Glennis Dolce....it is such FUN!
Last Sunday I met up with my fellow classmate Nat to do a few class projects.  I know I'm starting from the wrong end...but couldnt resist showing you my shibori pieces drying on the line.  They look like prayer flags I thought,  so I've decided I will use a few of my class samples to make myself a set of shibori prayer flags to remember this workshop.

Shibori samples drying on the clothes line.
Getting organised.....we made up our dye bottles,  had our instructions/recipes at the ready and collected a myriad of shapes to use for our shibori dyeing.  Then the fun began.



Here we have our little dye baths with our fabrics all folded, clamped and soaking.  It's so exciting...you just dont know what to expect.


And these are some of the results...very colourful and I was very happy with some of the designs we achieved using mosaic tile,  cut up CD's etc. (some may need a little overydying next time the dyes are out,  I'm not sure if I can work with the turquoise....but you never know!). 
The top piece is one that Nat had eco dyed (using either gum leaves or bark...sorry cant exactly remember which),  but they had not coloured very well.  Thus we thought we'd do a bit of over dying and see what happened.  This was the result of being dyed in a leaf green dye bath...very happy with the results and the different colour. 


Nat and I plan to get together again in a couple of weeks and do more dyeing,  its so much fun doing the class with a friend....nutting through things together,  sharing ideas and bit and pieces of fabric etc.

EACH DAY IS A SUCCULENT NEW BEGINNING

BE STILL AND LET THE BEAUTY COME.


- SARK - 

Not long now until the weekend.....

Jacky xox

36 comments:

deanna7trees said...

you got beautiful results. i think i'm going to try the colorhue dyes with some linen as well. i have lots of 'silky' fabrics but i have a feeling most of them are polyester.

deb said...

Jacky, your dyeing experiments are fabulous. I love your idea of prayer flags! Turquoise is good. Deb xx

ger said...

Very pretty, that last one with the grid - it just takes a bit of a failure first sometimes (or should I say: often...;)

Rachel said...

ooh, that looks like fun!

Something else on the list of Things I Must Have A Go At!

A bird in the hand said...

Well done, Jacky!
These are wonderful. xox

jude said...

came here to see because you pics weren't posted yet in class. love the squares on the bottom!

Studio Sylvia said...

Looks like you had fun and it is always so much better doing a class/activity with a friend. Good results - I especially like the grid in the last pic.

Peggy Beck said...

These are beautiful pieces Jacky and it looks like so much fun to see the majic happen.

Notjustnat said...

Jacky, fabulous results. Love them all. Aren't those sauce bottles cute! You must be read my mine. I have cut some of mine piece into prayer flags too. Let's us pray for Japan - Hugs Nat

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

Jacki,
WOW! Clever you! These experiments have all turned out so well. I really like the ones in the bottom image, especially the squares. Those would be so exciting to stitch on! Well done.
Hugs
Catherine

Camilla La Mer said...

Hi Jacky!

I have only recently returned to my blogsite after a whirlwind year of loss and recovery. It is so much fun to witness your fabulous dying experience! I want to learn how to do this too!

Glad to see you are creating and thriving!

xoxo
Camilla

Jenxo said...

oh these are beautiful Jacky you will have lots of fun using these too...i love the natural dyes form the bark too...

grrl + dog said...

what fun,
it must be like a xmas present

when dying, not sure what the outcome will be.

My Owl Barn said...

I found your blog through your sister's. I love these colorful pieces. Tie and dye is fun!

joe said...

what fun! i'm so glad y'all are enjoying the class so much! and how lucky you and nat are to be near enough to play together!

Marilyn Rock said...

I just love seeing your shibori pieces drying on the line! So artistic in itself! Beautiful to see - thank you! xxoo

Penny Berens said...

Lovely, lovely sight of new dyes drying on the wind! My you are having fun.

La Dolce Vita said...

how colorful and fun!!

Herm said...

beautiful results on the dyeing, wish i live closer to you and Nat so we can play together, i have taken arashi shibori before so i know how much fun it is!!!

Julia said...

Absolutely yummy!!!!!!...great work..cant wait to see them used, esp like the prayer flag idea, as have been meaning to do one myself for ages....xxx..julia

art spirit said...

Your shibori pieces are fantastic!
Love them all...and the prayer flags are so beautiful flying in the wind!

Gaye Todd said...

Such fun.... I want to come and have a play day with you guys!!

Julia said...

Oh Jacky these are wonderful! I love the photograph of them all blowing in the breeze on the line!

Sending love,
Julia x

By the Bluegrass said...

love these! And, I would love to see what you do with them.

martha brown said...

Oh, fun! I can't wait until I can get back outside and do some dying! (spring is almost here -- but still another 2 months until I can really work outside ;(

Robin Olsen said...

What is it about little bits of fabric blowing in the wind that is so appealing? These are all beautiful and look like a lot of fun.

Emma said...

More beautiful fabrics & I love the altered book below.

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Oh my, those are so so lovely. I am itching to do some of the same. Just as soon as the weather is warm enough. Great job.

karen said...

great rersults jacky. I've never been a fan of dying my own fabric..I have a thing about getting my hands dirty, seriosly....when I had to dye as part of my studies I was very unhappy!!

dedicated exchange server hosting said...

Wonderful work dear! Loved every bit of it!

Sujata said...

This looks like so much fun! Reminds me of India and all the tie dye I was used to growing up. Have fun with your beautiful fabrics!

Hoola Tallulah said...

WOW, I want to play! Those colours are amazing, especially the purple, aqua and hot pink, mmmmmm

lynda Howells said...

love what you have createdx it is great when we can just PLAY isn't it? Hax lynda

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

You got some fab results and it looks like fun!

Gaby Bee said...

Your dyeing experiments look fabulous, Jacky! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Cheers,
Gaby

T said...

they look wonderful jacky. what a great workshop.


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