Starry Shawl

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Shawl dyed with madder root on light wool woolen

Hemmed by hand

Katano shibori: the fabric has been folded and sewn over the whole thickness to create

the repetitive design before plunging it into the bath of garance root

 

200 x 65 cm

Red

Fabric: woolen stamen Bernard Oriol, France



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Dyeing processes Mordanting process: Mordanting is a preliminary and almost unavoidable step in most vegetable dyes. It consists in giving a bath of metallic salts to the fabric whose function is to create a bridge between the fibers and the dyes and to fix the color permanently. Sometimes organic acids are added to this bath (cream of tartar, oxalic acid, vinegar, citric acid). Cellulosic fibers need a bath of tannin to bond the metallic salts to the textile. At the workplace, following strict ecological principles, we use only aluminum, iron, and some titanium oxalate without rejecting waste. Both metallic salts and tannin are classified as mordant.
Shibori: Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric. The fabrik can be tied, folded, twisted, knotted, or sewn. Each of these techniques requires special attention. Some of these techniques require countless hours of work to implement but also to untie and unravel at the end of the dyeing process. The fabric should be handled all the way through the dyebath so that the color arrives in its heart. The result is invaluable and makes the textile precious.
Vegetable dyes: The leaves and stems, or the roots are crushed and soaked in water for several hours to several days before being cooked. Depending on the plant used we will reach or not the broth. We will leave the juice separately before making a second extraction with new water. The liquid of these two extractions will be used as a dyeing bath.
Hours of work Dyes and tailoring: 14-20H