Mokume

While waiting to be “activated” as a Games Maker for the Paralympics, I had time to try a couple of mokume experiments.

The first was a simple square on an old cotton bag.

 

In the second, I wanted to try overdyeing mokume to get an ombre effect. This was more difficult than I anticipated, as the resist I attached to the centre part (first plastic, then masking tape) wouldn’t stick when the fabric was wet.

In the end I taped the centre part to a tube and dipped it. Because it was taped only on one side, the indigo partly bled underneath to create the ombre, or fading, effect.

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