Saturday, August 8, 2009

New fabrics dyed for the repair of my old friend.

This was actually a piece of my first ghi. I finally had to retire it when the bottom fell out (literally)

I used a soda soak method to dye it. The white fabric is submerged into a soda ash solution, wrung out damp, and manipulated after which unactivated dyes are applied and allowed to to do their thing. In this case the manipulation was what I refer to as a krinkle, a wrinkled, tightly compressed pancake about an inch thick with the dyes sprinkled onto it on both sides, you have to flip it over like a pancake too.

I like the idea of using the fabric from my ghi for this project. An extra layer of protection for my vulnerable childhood companion is implied.

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