At first glance, I just about wrote this one off, but by the time I had washed it with Synthopol, and pressed it, I realized that it was probably my second favourite of the bunch. The delicate colour changes blow me away.
I have been experimenting with folding the fabric in four, and then, using the center of the fabric as a fulcrum, working in accordion folds, from both sides. The next fold will be in half, and will put the accordion folds to the outside, before finally introducing a fold of the entire piece and clamping it. I think with this one, I made a mistake and ended up with one set of accordion folds to the inside and one out. But the lace-like delicacy, and very intricate detail makes this piece special as well.
Here is a, not very good, detail shot.
For the last one I used a slightly different technique. I started with the four-fold, and then continued to 1/8th fold, and 1/16th fold. Then I started at the center, and used a Tesuji Shibori wrapping technique, before submitting the piece to the ice dyeing bath.I hope that some of the tying threads show a bit in the picture. They do in the piece itself.
Now I really do have to take a couple of cays off. Happy Holidays to everyone.