General Meeting, Saturday, February 6, 2021
"Folding & Design"
Zoom Virtual Meeting
DHSG General Meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Program to begin around 10:00 a.m.
Cynthia Bohnenblust and Rebecca Shanks will be presenting Itajime, a form of Shibori, using folding and dyeing techniques to create designs that you will be able to closely duplicate. As we all know the dye many times goes where it wants to, but with this process you have the chance to control your end results more closely. We will cover things that we experimented with that were less successful and what things you can use from around your house to make a notebook of samples. There are 23 samples using the square fold and 26 samples using the triangle fold.
How you folding the paper or cloth is important. We would like for those members who want to experiment with this process to fold both the square and the triangle figures we used to create these samples. There are many other ways to fold but we kept to the 2 basic techniques because we wanted to experiment with one color and two color dyeing series. If you want to you may explore 3 color dyeing on your own.
Supplies for the folding (to be dyed later) ONE of the choices below:
• precut 8” x 10” 100% cotton fabric – an old sheet works well, muslin was tried but was harder to control the dye • 8 1/2” X 11” copy paper – dyes well but fragile opening wet, dry it opens fine. • 11” X 60' washi paper – dyes well, deeper color and less fragile (may not have this at home) we ordered a roll of 11” by 60” for about $12 - $13 and you can get 90 samples out of this.
We will also share a complete list of supplies we used (and the things to avoid) and dos and don’t that we worked through. You can also search the web and find videos of this process. We had lots of fun with this and we think you will too.
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