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Shibori With A Twist

While waiting for a long weekend to come so I can make progress on the Diva panels, I am working on a couple of once dyed scarves in which I painted the second dye directly onto the fabric while it was wound with a twist on the poles. The dye mixture was pretty thick, maybe even too thick, but that is the process and joy of discovery!! I have just steamed the first piece, which was lavender with navy overdye, and am now steaming the turquoise piece, which was overdyed in forest green, as I am writing this. It only needs to steam for 15 - 20 minutes. Here are some pictures I took of the process:

Shibori lavendar twist Navy overdye steamed

Shibori turq twist Forest overdye steamed

This is my new steamer setup. It is excitingly easier to use than boiling water in a pot on a burner. It is also MUCH faster using the electric wallpaper steamer!!! The pipe sits on a trivet so the steam can go from the inside of the pipe to the outside of the pipe and steam the piece. A steamer of this type can steam continuously for 75 minutes, with no messiness.

Soon I will be able to show you the finished pieces. They need to dry first and then will be taken off the poles to see the resulting patterns.

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