Folded and clamped shibori
While I was dyeing my stitched shibori I decided to dye some folded and clamped pieces. I figures that some day I will want to make something with the stitched pieces and figured that I might want some clamped pieces in the final piece.
As I was ironing these I decided that I needed some lighter values to contrast against the dark stitched pieces so I see doing some others in light blue.
Here's how each looked clamped so you can match them up. I replaced the #4 broken rubber band before I dyed the fabrics!
Becky in VA
12/15/2017 02:07:25 pm
#Very cool - nice seeing the before and after!
12/15/2017 07:02:52 pm
When I tried to clamp and use boards, my fabric ended up mostly white, not enough blue. How much fabric do you fold up? Now I have this white with a bit of blue design that really is not useable in my quilts.
12/15/2017 10:35:45 pm
You can always overdye that "oops" fabric. Often, that makes something better than your original idea.
12/15/2017 10:37:36 pm
I need to play with clamped fabrics some more. I love the way these came out.
12/16/2017 08:22:23 am
how very cool. it would be hard to pick a favorite...maybe 4...or 6. all are wonderful.
12/16/2017 10:50:50 am
I love these fabrics! Thanks for showing how you did them. I need to get some of these templates and do some clamping.
12/16/2017 12:00:02 pm
I never would have thought that using clamps and the shapes would end up with those results. I would expect the dye to make its way under - so cool!
12/16/2017 12:44:06 pm
Did you make your plastic pieces! Or buy them? Better idea than wooden blocks.
12/18/2017 09:28:05 am
The clamped shibori turned out beautiful! I think I have some of those plastic shapes somewhere. The clamp pieces are a lot quicker to do than the stitched ones, but they are just as beautiful.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.