PROCESS: rust dyed linen (pieces of deconstructed salvaged clothing) were presoaked in soda ash before dyeing. Procion MX dyes were applied to the folded/clamped fabric then wrapped in plastic and left to "batch" for 24 hours.
TECHNIQUE 1: presoaked (soda ash bath) linen was wrapped on a 2" PVC pipe and bound with nylon cord. MX BRONZE (medium) and (light) were applied with syringe in alternating bands.
|bound and dyed|
|unbound, rinsed, washed, pressed and ready|
TECHNIQUE 2: presoaked (soda ash bath) linen was scrunched tightly into a plastic container; ICE BLUE (light) and LILAC (medium) were applied with syringe.
|rinsed, washed, dried and steam pressed|
|Completed mobius scarf from rust dyed linen scrunched and over dyed with ICE BLUE and LILAC.|
TECHNIQUE 3: presoaked (soda ash bath) linen was folded and clamped with metal washers then dipped in MX BRONZE (medium).