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.