Monday, April 12, 2010

Shibori discharge again

As I was photographing these pieces, I started to envision a huge urban landscape. All strips of discharged fabrics for skyscrapers.

Pole wrapped. I was impatient and it wasn't going fast enough, so I drizzled soft scrub in 4 stripes down the pole. I like the effect.
Note to self: get fatter poles for these larger pieces of fabric.

This was just folded and held together with string.

Clamped with wood squares.

Folded and clamped. Reminds me of warehouse windows.

Clamped with bars of wood.
Handy that DH is a woodworker.

Twisted until it curled in on itself.

More purple fabric. This was a triangle fold with a bunch of clamps and I dipped the corners in anti-chlor partway though the process. Kind of a cool effect.

Square fold with clamps.
More windows.

Triangle fold with binder clips

2 comments:

Darcy said...

Hi Gisela,

I love your discharge work. You inspire me to get into my wet studio and work on discharging or dying or discharging and then dying. Please keep up the good work.

Darcy Berg
www.darcyberg.com

Gisela Towner said...

Thanks Darcy!
I'm finding myself very much into doing things to the fabric -- more so than actually making anything out of it...sigh