Weaving along | Tien Chiu's Blog
I'm continuing to weave yardage on the 10/2 cotton warp, this time to explore patterning in dye applications. Â There are so many surface design techniques available that it's hard to know where to start, but I'm going to start with a modest experiment: white on white except in places where simple figures are stenciled in, using thickened dye. Â This will produce a "white" scarf with areas of pattern. Â I'm looking at the balance between size of figure and size of pattern, so I will start by screen printing small circles, then larger ones, and meanwhile varying the size of the woven pattern. Â I think I could produce some interesting effects by going with small circles with a small-size pattern, then larger circles with a larger-size pattern. Â So that is what I'm trying next. Also on the plate is the possibility of doing a "tie-dye" in multiple colors, showing the pattern clearly throughout. Â Here the pattern becomes more of an overall pattern and the focus is on the interplay of