Saturday, January 03, 2009
Slow Cloth and Practical Pottery
The problem is going to be narrowing a very wide field - I've found enough ideas to make this a lifetime work.
Also have a title - how is this LOL:
"The Handbuilders Approach to Soft Pottery and Slow Cloth: including Kiln Building and Low-fired Stitchery"
I tried some fabric dyeing with iron oxide yesterday, but the results were disappointing, the very vivid looking red on the wet fabric washed out to a pale pink.
I'll do some more and try setting it in the micro-wave before washing.
The iron oxide seemed to have a reaction to the vinegar I had soaked the cloth with, and gave off an irridescent sheen which looked really good while it was still wet.