I was pleased with the previous shibori test but felt that on white it was too clean looking. I decided to do some further samples…
I first dyed some cotton fabric in walnut husks to give an aged feeling, I then stitched it and dyed just the stitched section in indigo dye.
With the second one I stitched some white cotton and dyed the stitched section in indigo, I then dyed just the un-stitched section in walnut dye. This was quite tricky to do. Indigo dyeing is quite a quick process , you get good colour pretty quickly with a somple dip. But walnut dyeing is a longer process and so needs to be held in place for some time to get any good colour take up.
The first sample I think works better because I was able to fully submerge the fabric and leave it to dye, getting a much more aged and generally grubby appearance.