Work to fill stations

 Work to fill stations

Station 1. Fabric scoured with synthrapol
Station 2. Poles cleaned
Station 3. Fabric wrapped on poles or ropes
Station 4. Fabric shibori dyed

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Blessed Roving

Blessed Roving

My friend asked me why I do it, shibori dye fabric over and over again. Good question. I think the answer might be what defines an artist. I’m addicted to the question “What if?” I told her. What if I add this color, what if I design this dress, what if I sew it this way instead? I can’t stop. I listed to Larry play his new Cordoba guitar. He can’t stop. He plays the same pieces over and over. My newest “what if” is using the Vinyl Sulphon dyes to dye alpaca and merino roving. I’m excited to see the results after it is made into bats and felted on the FeltLOOM and I create a “what if” piece of wearable art. From the looks of this photo, I may be onto to something with this new process as the newly dyed roving in copper and rust and blues dries in sun.