Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dyeing Sample やっと染めた!

Finally got around to dyeing my sample piece I showed in an earlier post.
Here's some pictures from the process
My setup in the laundry
Using a brush to apply the first layer of dye
Getting darker after a second application of dye
the back, you can see the dye starting to crisply fill in the spaces between the resist paste
Applying a (nasty) chemical to the front side of the piece to fix the dye to the fabric
All wrapped up in plastic & airtight to let the chemical do its thing for 2 hours
The dyes came out a bit brighter than I would have liked but hey, that's why you do samples!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Come & learn the basics of Katazome!!

I will be running a short introductory workshop on Katazome at Megalo in October.
You can see their website for more details.

Katazome Dyeing (introduction) with Melinda Heal

Day + date: Evening + Weekend, Thur 21 Oct 6 - 9pm + 23 & 24 Oct 10am - 4pm