Similar to my love of paper folding I really enjoyed the ‘hands on’ quality to this practise. Fabric was an interesting medium to work with offering its own strengths and contraints. It was maleable yet unstructured which meant it was easy to shape however hard to set in place. We folded, scrunched and manipulated the fabric using string and house hold ‘instruments’ like cutlery.
Grant, who has practised these techniques many times before introduced me to the main principles yet warned that the results are never quite predictable.
Below is the basic order to which we operated:
All in all it was a fun way to spend a Sunday. Thanks Grant for your patience and Tie Dye expertise. Can’t wait to see the finished creations!
* All images by Thebowernest (Caitlin Perry) please credit if used.