More X-mas Bookmarks – Shibori Dyed & Image Transfer

Both of the base fabrics here were dyed using shibori techniques., ie. a resist is used in various ways which keeps the dye from penetrating the entire fabric surface, creating patterns. The berries on the second bookmark are image transfers from Before the First Touch, a pen and ink illustration I did toward the end of my residency at the Bonfills studios.

Here the fabric was folded and wrapped on a small pvc pole with string. The string (must be poly or acrylic) resists the dye, leaving the white lines. Dyed organza was wrapped around the bookmark and stitched.
shibori dyed bookmark with image transfer
Shibori dyed cotton.

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