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#10 SHIBORI The great wave off Kanagawa

In the previous blog #9, the fabric was dyed in dark blue. In #10 this time, the dyed fabric is untied, and explains points that are not usually noticed.


Since untying work may use scissors, it is necessary to carefully untie the fabric so that it does not tear.


In the photo and video below, you can see that a little plastic sheet is sandwiched between the overlapping fabrics. This plastic sheet is sandwiched the overlapping fabrics to prevent color transfer during dyeing.


The photo below is the dyed part of the ''maki-shin' explained in the blog 'the great wave off kanagawa #8'.


This is a plastic sheet used to wrap the fabric with the Tako-boushi shibori technique. The area around the cut end of the hole is deformed and discolored a little by the heat during dyeing as evidence that it was tightly bound.

A fabric tied by the tako-boushi shibori technique.


In addition, the photo below is a super valuable handmade core with a diameter of 4cm made by layering and rolling plastic sheets. It is used when wrapping the fabric in plastic sheet.

The part surrounded in red is where the core is used.


The work process of tying, dyeing and untying is approaching the final stage.

The craftsmen and staff team will work together to complete the project.


In the next #11, the fabric is tied to dye the sky part by gradation dyeing in two colors and will be untied.


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