Working through processes

Processes and stages involved in working on a piece.

White silk pleated and folded in half. Elastic band around the top, near the fold to act as resist. One end dipped into a purple dye, the rest into a dark blue. Left to soak then dryed it off using the iron to creat pleating and variations in colour.

Unfolded the fabric.

Refolded it and painted on discharge paste (a bleach). Left to dry.

Adding the discharge through the folds makes the effect vary as it soaked throught the layers differently.

In need of more intense colours

Masking tape wrapped around the middle as a resist allowing the dye to bleed into the silk naturally.

Waiting for the dye to dry before seeing the results. This piece will go through many more layering, adding and taking way of colours and folding and resist techniques.

About Annemarie Tickle

I am a Lecturer in Textiles at Hull School of Art and Design. As a visual artist I am interested in atmospheric conditions and events and how the scale of nature makes mans mark on the landscape look insignificant. I enjoy the act of doing and getting my hands dirty so my practice is intensly process led. I use a wide range of media but am particular interested in dying techniques.
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3 Responses to Working through processes

  1. Liz Dees says:

    Gosh I bet your house smelt nice with the discharge paste!!! If you ever want to re-locate temporarily do do some holiday or weekend large scale work, there is plenty of space next to my room at the scrapstore with a utility room with a big sink next door, it’s not a fancy space so you could be messy without problem. I am sure the scrapstore will be very generous in any agreement you make with them for temporary use. Liz x

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