TAASA QLD TEXTILE INTEREST GROUP – TAASA Review December 2015
South Indian textiles and Japanese dying techniques 5 September 2015 In this workshop led by Dana McCown, TAASA QLD Textile Interest Group were shown vegetable and resist dyed pieces from Dana’s textile collection, including indigo dyed cotton from China, resist dyed cotton and silk from India and silk shibori indigo dyed fabrics from Japan. Dana shared her knowledge of natural dyes, and showed actual cutch, pomegranite, myrobalan, indigo and madder dyestuffs.
The processes were explained, with cotton requiring lengthy pre-dye treatments to enable the fibre to accept dyestuffs.
Members were able to experiment with these skills, using madder root to dye cotton fabric, employing bandhani resist techniques before enjoying a well-earned afternoon tea...