Monday, October 14, 2013

Carolyn Braden: Stain Equals Shibori Art!

I had a paint stain on my shirt that would not come out. When I used a stain remover, it bleached it. I had two choices; fix it or use it as a rag. I decided to fix it and seized an art opportunity. I used a shibori dye process and created a new shirt. I used a Procion fabric dye from Dharma Trading. The shirt was a light blue so I used a sapphire blue to compliment it. The photo doesn't give justice to the end result. It is more beautiful than it was when I bought it. The original stain turned out to be a happy accident.