A catch-up exercise, having found lots of work I haven’t kept a record of on this blog. Last year I did an online course with Elizabeth Barton on various aspects of dyeing cloth for quilt-making. I didn’t get round to actually making any quilts, but I was particularly interested in Elizabeth’s methods for arashi dyeing (wrapping fabric around a pole, scrunching up tightly and then dyed.
First we dyed a series of greys to obtain different values:
I got as far as sketching this design for a quilt from a photo I had taken of the old pier in Brighton, but that’s it!
Then came the fun, arashi:
We also did some screen printing:
These are done using a resist, mainly cut pieces of paper.
Printing with leaves and other plant material:
Some of these pieces have found their way into various books and other works.