What a great day we had today in the woven shibori class! There’s something really special about getting together to weave something new. Add in the extra excitement of dyeing in a new way, and it’s a fantastic double header! Here are a few pictures of our creative day.
First, we had to weave. Becky worked on one of my Cricket rigid heddle looms (her first time! She has a Mighty Wolf at home.) Alissa worked on the Emelia rigid heddle loom (also a learning experience for Alissa since she works on harness looms at UNT). Rebecca brought her Schacht 4 harness table loom, and Marlene brought her 10″ Cricket.
Then we had to draw our fabric up and paint it. We used a wool warp and weft, so we used Jacquard Acid Dyes thickened with a seaweed mixture. Alissa had pre-mixed yellow, blue, red, and clear, and everyone mixed their own colors from those primary color dye mixes.
The painted fabric was then processed to set the dye, rinsed, and the gathering strings were clipped and pulled out.
Voila! Woven Shibori!
The entire day was great fun and all the projects were beautiful! Congratulations on some lovely fabric, ladies! Now that you know the basics, I can hardly wait to see what you create!