Thank you for comments you leave on my blog. I always find they give me food for thought. Taking time to stop and think about each stage of this Shibori process, I concur with Anne how fascinating these forms are when taken straight off the plastic tubing. I noticed in some of the previous ‘rolls’ that the colour of the ‘string’ was visible through the folds of the silk organza and also looked good as the string fell off the roll at the ends.
So looked for some thread that was more attractive than the soft cotton that I was using and found this paper thread and wondered whether I could colour it in ‘sunset’ colours. Using inks (that I knew weren’t permanent) I coloured some paper thread and hung little red bundles around the garden to dry and confused a lot of insects and birds!
Onwards with the Shibori process, using my newly coloured paper string and – success – this makes a firm roll with some lovely colour ‘leakage’.
I am now busy making several of these and stacking them on a mirrored surface.