And also experimenting with embroidery on various water soluable fabrics. While I love the visual texture created, it is hard in terms of how it feels. I did try sandwiching threads between two layers of water soluable and doing only a small bit of stitch on it, which yielded a softer result.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
My Shibori on Silk online class with Glennis Dolce has begun, now. We are using Colourhue dyes - however - I was only able to find black, scarlet and magenta locally, so I worked with what I had. These dyes are so completely easy - instant colour gratification, no chemical mixing up, no waiting, one quick rinse and no heat setting or washing!! And they are very concentrated. Too good to be true. I only wish I had more colours, but I do have other options in mind. The silks I dyed are a mix of habotai, noil and organza and I will work to improve getting the pattern throughout the fabric, as it's not consistent. In the Mark Making With Machine class, we have also been working with shapes, accentuating either the pattern or the ground with stitch.