Wednesday, 2 January 2008

One Thread Project: Sample 3

In this third sample, I stained some lengths of warp with tea leaves. Some of it was untwisted into its three fibre components before dying to create evenly dyed fibres. Some of it was untwisted after dying to create a mottled effect on the fibres. It is all woven in plain weave, with the dyed warp used to create design. The stripes in the central section are woven with pick-and-pick technique. I enjoyed playing around with natural dye, although untwisting the warp by hand did take rather a long time. At some stage, I'd like to try using a cord twister - in reverse.

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