I began with 2 ¼ yds 12mm silk haboti already dyed with PROchem Mixing Blue 402C. Down the center of the cloth were 5 circles that had been produced by a tight rubber band resist when it was dyed blue.
To introduce more color and subtle striping, I did arashi shibori, wrapping the cloth around a 6” pvc pipe. I made large folds, as I didn’t want to produce a strong striping image. The pipe was soaked in a soda ash solution for 30 minutes.
- Squeezing out excess solution, I applied Lemon yellow and Havana Brown (separately, not mixed together) by direct application. Each dye was mixed in a urea/water solution for application. The cloth then batched on its tray overnight. The cloth was then rinsed in cold water, unwrapped, and soaked in synthropol bath for an hour, rinsed, and dried.