23 maj 2011

Experiments with fabrics

Continuing experiments with various fabrics...

The first two pictures are the front and back sides of  a piece of painting canvas after rinsed with hot water and finished with melted bee wax. The canvas becomed stiffer in hand feel since some crinkles appeared. On the other side of the canvas, the white painting materials shed off  during rinsing process.  The finished canvas looks old and vintage with the uneven colour tones, it may be good to be used for making a hangbag or jacket.

The third picture is a semi-transparent paper-like fabric after ruste dye. It shows that rust dyeing also works well with man-made fabric like polyester, but the outcome is a bit uneven and extreme with the colour distributions.

The last picture is evolon (non-woven) finished also with melted bee wax. The outcomes are dependent on how and where you place the melted bee wax on the fabric and crackle it afterwards. I really like the outcomed textures which are like both thin leather and crinkled paper.