Step 1:Dye Liquor Preparation
1. Cut plants and fruits which you choose to make dye liquor into pieces.
2. Add twice water as much as plants and fruits into the boiler.
3. After the water was boiled, stew it with soft fire for 1 hour.
4. Then turn off the fire and filter the dye liquor
Step 2:Fold Pure Cotton Gauze in Different Ways.
Concertina Folding: Fold the Gauze in half and then fold again. Then fold into squares with same size and fold like accordion in the opposite direction. When all finished, bandage up with a rubber band.
Itajime Shibori: Clamp two pattern wood block with rubber band.
Arashi Shibori: Twine the Gauze around the stick and then tie it up with rope.
Step 3:Process Tie Dye
Make Gauze moist totally and then squeeze excess liquid. Put then into the dye liquor for about 30 minutes. The longer you stay gauze into liquor, the deeper the color is. After 30 minutes, take it out and then waiting for natural oxidation and color change. If you feel that the color is too light, you can continue to dye until you feel it is okay. Then wash it with cold water and waiting for air dry. And there is a gentle remind, the color will fade eventually since dye with plants.
- Pure Cotton Gauze
- Dye Liquor
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