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a forced slowdown

July 31, 2012

after tripping over the garden hose this was my view of the world

 I lay there wondering if I could get up or if this would be my final resting place?

and, yes, I had a camera in my pocket!

the lilies are blooming but it wasn’t my time, back to work with a very sore back


a nice surprise in the mail, pictures of  the  JTW from Cynthia, I’ve never received post from the United Arab Emirates before

we worked hard and dyed a little -or a lot-  every day

I bought  some fabric which doesn’t appear very interesting, 55% rayon, 45% linen, a loose plain weaved, bleached

after a thorough scouring and pole wrapping, arashi (storm) shibori

 it is ready for the indigo vat

three dips and it looks great

I bought the last 2.5 metres so this is the experimental piece

wrapped on the pole again with the pattern twisting in the opposite direction





finished, with the sun shining through

a total of 10 dips



this technique works well using more than one colour

as blue as our Summer sky

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2012 4:38 am

    oh, jean, your poor sore back (and maybe a few other places?). keep stretching those sore bits. the dyeing is gorgeous.


  2. August 1, 2012 1:25 am

    I’m so glad it wasn’t your time Jean, although those lilies are blooming to perfection!! Lovely shibori. Rest a while eh?


  3. August 1, 2012 12:40 am

    ouch! hope you didn’t get hurt. great shibori,now take care of those sore fingers:)


  4. August 1, 2012 12:03 am

    Hope you are OK Jean. The final colour is just beautiful.Cynthia has reminded me that I must copy the photos for everyone. It had slipped my mind.


  5. July 31, 2012 9:13 pm

    Ooh, ooh, ooh! Fantastic shibori. And ouch! Take care of that back.


  6. July 31, 2012 7:39 pm

    stunning results! be careful!


  7. July 31, 2012 6:15 pm

    oh, this is a lovely shibori; i like this pattern very much! sad to hear about your fall, rest up, do hot and cold therapy in the tender areas, and you’ll be better soon! as far as resting places go, not a bad view at all…


  8. July 31, 2012 6:05 pm

    beautiful blues but i can’t believe you really had a camera after your fall!! amazing. i hope you recover quickly.


  9. July 31, 2012 5:30 pm

    The dyeing is gorgeous but I am glad you are okay.


    • July 31, 2012 6:20 pm

      Renee, Aimee and Anastasia – thanks, it is a lovely blue on the mixed fibres. I like doing the double pole wrapping but it is double the work. Yes a beautiful resting place – while the sun shines and I’m trying to take it easy.


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