My first attempt at the Shibori method. Less hippy than your classic tie dye - and that's a good thing in my mind! Would love to have another go and leave my scrunched up fabric bound in elastic bands in the vat for longer. Maybe I will get some time tomorrow.
Second Shirobi experiment. Water needs to get to the fabric to ensure the indigo dye takes later on. Results below!
I would have liked some more penetration of the dye on both of these but it is early days and these results were achieved with single 10 minute dunks in the vat.
Then it was on to some painting work mixed with the use of masking tape. This was a lot of fun and while I only had a short time to experiment with this method I can already see infinite possibilities for further exploration tomorrow.
A lot of information for the first day. Jo is great. Her enthusiasm for our love of textiles and her vast knowledge are obvious and not intimidating at all. A true teacher, Jo's warmth put me at ease and I am reminded that mistakes are important. Also good to have a great bunch of women in the class with me of various experience and backgrounds.