Friday, June 23, 2017

Suminagashi Dyeing on Fabric - part 1

Lorre H. demonstrates the technique of adding
ink to the tray of water
June 2017
Sue O. and Nancy S. took advantage of a Suminagashi class (also known as Japanese Marbling) last week at the Lander Art Center. It was a lot of fun and resulted in some interesting results.

adding layers of color on top of the water
The marbling ink is placed on top of the water in layers. The layers can carefully be manipulated to create swirls or pools of color.

ink floating on top of the water
fabric placed on top of the ink-covered water
dyed fabric after rinsing and pressing
The colors were quite vivid when they were wet, but once dried and pressed, they became muted.

Nancy's  collection of suminagashi dyed fabric squares
June 2017
Others in the class were more artistic with their squares.

rinsed dyed fabric squares 
completed squares
large panel of dyed fabric
Of all the fabric that was dyed that evening, this piece was by far a favorite. More photos on Monday . . .

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