|I immediately rinsed out the excess black dye. Then I ironed it to remove the pleats made by the rope. It looks shiny and iridescent, like soap bubbles. We have a few more scarves ready to do arashi shibori on tomorrow.|
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
|Larry accordian-folded an eight-sided triangle and created a resist with two c-clamps, which is his version of Itajime Shibori.|
|After removing the c-clamps from the itajime shibori, a beautiful kaleidescope pattern is revealed.|
|My favorite part of arashi shibori is revealing the pattern after letting the dyes set.|
|I love the tiger stripes created by arashi shibori. This was our experimental model. Next time we will try it on silk, possibly using Washfast acid dyes, at least for the black stripes.|
Thursday, June 19, 2014
|It all started with a plain white sheet.|
|It became a whole galaxy, filled with beautiful nebulas.|
|Do you see a face gazing down from the heavens?|
|Ice dyeing produces such beautiful patterns, I couldn't stop photographing them.|
|This was my first attempt at ice dyeing on cotton. All of the images in this post are on one cotton sheet.|
|When I rinsed the excess dye out of the fabric, it looked like a rainbow explosion.|
|Ice dyeing produces a kaleidescope of colors.|
|Some sections of the cloth resemble moss agate.|
|I see quite a few people in this section.|
|I have my next batch of ice dyeing in the kitchen right now. I have to wait until tomorrow to see how it turned out.|
|I sprinkled even more different colors of dye on the ice this time.|
|I used Procion MX dyes. Since I only bought primary colors, I mixed some together to create more complex colors.|
Monday, March 24, 2014
“Sayonara Rain” by Cheryl Stokes
A needle-felted sculpture depicting a temple in Sendai, Japan during a brief interlude without rain.
Winter weather in Sendai, Japan is very rainy. Although cherry blossom season in April comes during one of the least rainy periods, they still get an average of 17 days of rain that month. Immediately following cherry blossom time, the long rainy season begins and continues through August. September marks the beginning of the typhoon season.
I made this needle felted sculpture for a challenge from my fiber arts group, Fyber Cafe in Roseburg Oregon. The assigned topic was Weather Report. The finished pieces will be on display at the Umpqua Valley Quilt Show in Roseburg, Oregon.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The ornate altar was carved by the famous Austrian woodcarver, Ferdinand Stuflesser. It was shipped in pieces around the Cape of Good Hope.
Mai Poin'a 'oe Ia'u Beach Park in North Kihei. It's just south of Ohukai Road.