Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bondage Fabric





This fabric doesn't actually have any kinky overtones - I called it this because I wrapped it and pegged all its edges into a restrained bundle to dye it.

The results were not what I had planned, nothing like what I was trying to do actually, but I'm quite fascinated by the colours and designs that have appeared.

Because the fabric was folded and ironed into a rectangle, the crease lines are clearly visible, and the designs are mainly symmetrical.

It's hard to see from the photos but one end is a very rich purple and brown. I applied the colours with quite an interval between them, which has added to the depth.

I think I'll do more of this.

5 comments:

Sophie said...

I love this fabric - the colours are so scrumptious (are they reds and purples) and the patterning is great!!! You should definitely do more like this.

Caitlin said...

Are you KIDDING? "Bondage Fabric ™" could be a GREAT way to differentiate yourself from other shibori/resist dyers! I can see a little kinky label....
Great fabric, I'd buy it!

Vicki said...

Oh yes - do more of these! I agree with Caitlin, is a great name for a line of fabric.

joyce said...

It is beautiful and has a great name. If you are planning to sell it I'm sure it will fly off the shelves.

Terry Mason said...

I join in the line-up after Caitlin. My favorite is the bottom one, with the yellow and and all the white highlights. All gorgeous, and very different. You might think of using some for a series of astronomical quilts -- or pillows or just framed bits -- following the Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon. The Aurora Borealis is much loved by many, and the southern hemisphere doesn't get nearly so much publicity as the northern. Think what these will do for your end of the world. And yes, what fun you could have with the label! I'd buy it, too. Terry