I was reluctant to try Arashi Shibori for ages fearing the steaming part of the process! Deanna said in her comments that steaming only creates the pleats. If I don’t care about the pleats I can dye without steaming. So here is my first Arashi Shibori. It was harder than it looked when Glennis did it. I didn’t have any gadgets to work with; only this drum- like tube. After a lot of winding I did not feel that I did all that well. Even so, I decided to put it in the dye bath as it was.
I had dyed the silk yellow the previous day. After the winding I dipped it in turquoise. I left it overnight for the color to react. When I unwrapped it after 24 hours I wasn’t totally happy with it. I feel that the winding needs more work to it.