Shibori stitched throw using the Superwash merino Fabric

This is one of those projects that might go on for some time, it has a life of its own, I love it, it will be cherished once its finished.

To start the dyeing of, I didn't just want a simple indigo and cream throw, I wanted it to have some depth, so I decided the first colour layer on this fabric would be yellow. I also wanted to create distinct circles, so I started with some jam had lids clamped on the folded fabric using some cheap plastic clamps normally used for wood working, these hold things super tight, so work perfectly:

Next up I dyed the first layer yellow, the fabric takes the colour better on the outside:

This was then dyed again in Navy acid dye.

 The Fabric is then unclamped, where the Jam jar lids were clamped to the fabric the fabric remained undyed.

The Fabric is then unclamped, where the Jam jar lids were clamped to the fabric the fabric remained undyed.

Next up I wanted to apply some other textures across the circles, so I wrapped the fabric around a drain pipe and wrapped lots of string around it, where the string ties the fabric the dye doesn't penetrate and so you get some lovely wavy textures:

Superwash merino fabric 2
Superwash merino fabric 3
 Pop the fabric into the dye bath, and then turn it over every so often in the dye.

Pop the fabric into the dye bath, and then turn it over every so often in the dye.

 The resulting fabric is now ready to embroider

The resulting fabric is now ready to embroider

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