Posted: February 13, 2012 Filed under: Process | Tags: acid dyes, dyeing, fibre, silk, tapestry weaving, wool
Today was a dye day. A perfect day for it actually. It’s grey and snowing outside, so it’s been nice staying inside with the hot stove going. I’m getting ready to start on a new tapestry soon, and am just putting all my yarns in order. Finally, I’ll be weaving with colours other than red, pink and flesh!
Posted: March 26, 2011 Filed under: Document | Tags: ArtaWEARness, dyeing, fibre, natural dyes, rust dyed, silk, wearable art
Pictures from the ArtaWEARness XI shoot! The photographer, Alexsis, did an awesome job!
This series of garments was made from fabric which I hand-dyed with rust and various natural dyes. This work explores repetition and accumulation, growth and decay.
Britny, Dana, and myself
Photos: Alexsis Lee
Models: Dana, Britny, and myself
Hair: Stefanie Wong
Posted: February 10, 2011 Filed under: Process | Tags: dyeing, fibre, wool
The last couple of weeks I’ve been getting things ready to start weaving my next tapestry. That means dyeing! I purchased fine merino wool and wool/silk from Jane Stafford Textiles
, and dyed the fiber with acid dyes to make 16 different shades of red.
Soaking the wool and preparing the jars for dye
Dye jars cooling after dyeing process is finished
Dyed skeins drying