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machine knitted indigo and shibori

May 23, 2012

while at the workshop we indigo dyed many skeins of fine cotton yarn, dip dyeing some and varying the shades. Bryan took them to his friend, Kurihara-san and he knit them on his knitting machine

 

 

a picture of the machine, our fabric being knitted,  bottom center.

we all received a metre of the finished piece – and there is more in the mail!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blandina and Nat inspecting the finished work 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

well done!

also, starting with an undyed knitted piece and stitching it horizontally

Lis doing some stitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan and Janine put the stitched piece on a pole

 

pulling it up tightly

dyed and off the pole

was all that work worth it??

we shared a few inches of this knitted shibori piece.

 What an exciting process.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2012 6:13 pm

    i was on the edge of my seat just watching this!

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  2. May 23, 2012 8:30 pm

    oh wow! fantastic effects! i’m so very tempted to start an indigo vat…

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  3. May 24, 2012 1:45 am

    holy cow! that’a knitting machine and not what i have!! all the possibilities are making my head swoon

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    • May 24, 2012 7:19 am

      Neki — and Bryan and friends have 2 old machines and a house they will renovate to set up a workshop to start dyeing and knitting. Can’t wait to see what is created there.

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