Tuesday, September 8, 2009

shibori linen

I am taking a short break from batik to work on developing some shibori patterns. What I love so much about this process is that in the creation of the pattern, the fabric becomes a record of the interaction of cloth and dye.

This loose stack (really more of a pile) is a bit of a departure for me- it seemed so strange not to arrange all of the pieces into a more or less vertical configuration. But I loved the way the linen started to slump together and I couldn't resist.

I'm thinking about dyeing up some more in cotton (maybe in cherry pop?) for a quilt top.... backed with a bright red, or maybe something a little more unexpected like a green? yum...