Friday, July 23, 2010


The two shirts in this pic were both done with the Mokume Shibori technique and dyed in the same dyebath at the same time. The one on the left is a rayon woven fabric shell. The one on the right is a cotton knit tank.

You can see what a difference the textures of the fabric makes in how the dye is soaked up and how much it travels into the folds. Seams can make a big difference also. Along hems it'll not travel through to the other side so the result will be affected by that also.

Because I stitch up the shirts flat - both sides together at the same time. There is less dye that makes it to the valleys. It has to go through an extra layer of fabric. If it were stitched each layer separately, that would look different also.

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