Time to shibori dye my new needle punched and wet felted shawl. I like it white, however, what would it look like dyed? The piece I'm actually working on has silk mulberry roving.
First I soaked the cotton gauze in 1# of baking soda to 2 gallons of water. Used the drain spin cycle on the washer and dried in the dryer. Whether or not to iron was the next question. I like to try to eliminate as many steps as possible so for this experiment I chose not to iron the gauze. Hence, the sixth was closer to 26” than 36”. After following all the steps in my video, I line dried the pieces before pole wrapping them. I drizzled 3-4 colors of fuchsia and yellow green tones. The fabric was more dense from the wet felting compared to when it was completely felted on the FeltLOOM felting machine. At first it looked like the dye was just sitting on the fabric. Not really flowing. However, by the next day much movement of colors had occurred.