Resist Dyeing Samples due: 9/27

Watch Resist Dyeing Throughout the World and How to videos (see below).

Prepare 4 resist dye samples by 9/24. Copy what is done in the how to videos or alter. Document the weight of each fabric piece and identify your sample with a simple embroidery symbol or an embroidered initial in the corner before binding the textile for resist dye.

Dye 4 resist dye samples with your group during your group’s assigned time slot in the dye lab. Choose 4 colors from the following link (printed out color recipes will be hanging on the wall in the dye lab). Block the chosen colors with a posted note, so that the next groups know which colors have been taken. Document each color proportions. A small color swatch may be taken from each of your samples, so documenting the color recipe is vital! Bring the completed dry and ironed samples to class on 9/27.

Immersion Dyeing With PRO MX Reactive Dyes – instructions
instructions for using color recipes

WEAR N95 MASKS WHEN MEASURING OUT DYE POWDER; IMMEDIATELY CLEAN UP ANY DYE POWDER SPILLS. If using muslin, scour the fabric prior to dyeing, following these instructions.

Resist Dye Samples:
1. stitched shibori (woodgrain circle, botanical design, heart, diamond, or other)
2. bound with string
3. folded, twisted, wrapped around objects–your choice
4. surprise me

Resist Dyeing Throughout the World:
Natural Resist Dye in China
Tie Dyeing with Bai People
Japanese Tie Dyeing in Arimatsu 
The Art of Japanese Shibori
Tekumo Shibori
Step-by-Step Process for Making Batik
West African Textiles (an overview of textile traditions throughout Africa with many examples of resit dyeing fabrics)
Making Adire Cloth
How to make West African mudcloth (Bogolan)
Batik Block Printed Process Malaysia
Making Batik Fabric in Ghana
African Wax Print
Resist Block Printing and Indigo Dyeing in Europe

How to Videos:
1. stitched designs
Annabel Wilson of Townhill Studio – quick intro to her approach to shibori
Woodgrain Stitch Shibori
Floral Stitch Shibori Design
Stitched Heart Shibori
Stitched Diamond Shibori
Ori Nui (Teeth) Binding

Catharine Ellis, Woven Shibori and Natural Dye
How was it made? Shibori
Stitched Shibori Tie Dye Technique

2. bound with string
Kumo Shibori Tutorial
Kumo Shibori T-shirt
Kumo Spider Web tutorial
Kumo (Spiderweb) Binding

3. folded, twisted, wrapped around objects, clamped with blocks
Arashi Shibori-Pole Wrapping
Arashi II: New Patterns and Possibilities • Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Sekka Shibori Tutorial
Suji Shibori 
Raindrop Motifs for Rainy Season
Shibori Tie Dye Techniques – 5 Ways! Folding & PVC Pipe
Itajime shibori – basic introduction to block clamping resist dye
Itajime Shibori – teaser for going beyond simple clamps
Making Shibori Itajime Green Yellow Equilateral Triangle

4. surprise me!