Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Birdy Bleach Dyeing

Just got home from a late night spent in the dye studio at school. I was working on my bleach dyeing project. The theme was 'x-rays' and I choose to represent the x-ray of a bird. This was actually my second attempt and it still didn't turn out the way that I had envisioned it. What do you think?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shisha, Short and Sweet!

Shisha is a traditional Indian craft. It's an embroidery stitch that attaches mirrors to fabric, specifically brightly coloured clothing and domestic textiles. The word "shisheh" means glass in Persian and over time the word transferred to Hindi as well as other languages.

Though mirrors were used traditionally, you can pretty much use anything as long as it's flat - coins, buttons, pieces of jewellery etc. 

I finished my Shisha samples for school today and used a penny and two pieces of broken jewellery I had lying around.  I found this tutorial to be quite helpful. Here they are...


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bleach Dyeing

I'm terribly sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been plenty busy and plenty lazy, it's not a good combination. On top of that I sprained my hand and have been getting really behind in my school work. Today was my first day back from Reading Week and despite my injury I didn't have too much trouble. Luckily, I have the sweetest and most helpful classmates ever :) 

Today in class we played with some bleach dyeing techniques. It's a lot of fun. Have a look, but keep in mind that they are just samples.

this is the reverse side

ans the reverse of this one

Interesting looking hey? I think some of them would look great as fabric for a top or dress even! That's it, I'm definitely going to have to make myself a cool summer dress!

Although I have so many cool things to tell you all about, I must get back to doing schoolwork and try my best to get caught up. When things cool down I'll have to write the blog of blogs to make up for not writing for so long...and to keep my sanity. ;)

Peace and Love,
Kay Bea