Monday, June 26, 2017

Suminagashi Dyeing on Fabric - part 2

Sue O. adds dyes to the large tray of water
June 2017
Friday's post was about the experience of Suminagashi Dyeing, and today explains how the large panels of fabric were dyed.

once Sue O. had added all the ink that she wanted, the fabric was
carefully placed on top of the ink-covered water
Lorre H. assists Sue O. to makesure the fabric is straight and in the tray
allowing the fabric to take up the ink 
revealing the dyed panel
The panel was rinsed in plain water after it was removed from the tray.
Important Note: our instructor purchased cotton sheeting for the class and treated it with alum before the class so that it would take up the dye and so that the dye would adhere to the fabric. The fabric MUST be pre-treated.

the ink - purchased on Amazon

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