Another technique on wool felt using shibori

Following my two previous felt experiments, I made this felt piece much thicker.

Instead of using a dyebath I applied a range of different colours (by insertion) into the wool before steaming.  This gave better colour management (in an ad hoc sort of way).

Hopefully these photos give you an idea of the process.  Quite entranced with the result achieved.  Love to hear your comments…..

Another piece of white felt was dyed using plastic & wood resists.

Another piece of white felt was dyed using plastic & wood resists.

The effect.

The effect.

More resistance!

More resistance!

This is the result of various dyes being applied with resists.

This is the result of various dyes being applied with resists.

The other side!

The other side!

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3 Responses to Another technique on wool felt using shibori

  1. I really like the colour combination you have made on the back and I think that often happens in my dyed pieces too,

  2. Mary Stori says:

    Interesting approach….so you are adding the dyes and then steaming the felt? Just steam right? How long??

  3. Pamela says:

    An experiment caused by desire to use more than one colour at once! Wrapped dyed piece in plastic so that it remained quite damp, then microwaved it for about 2 minutes on low setting so that it steamed rather than boiled. Held my breath and watched closely to ensure no burning. A bit hit and miss, but it worked! However the colour penetration differs when using this approach. Not as deep but still lovely due to enhancement by stitch and beads.

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