Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tools of the Trade Tuesday: Cardboard Boxes

Artists are good at repurposing things. So why does noted shibori artist and teacher Sue Cavanaugh need a cardboard box? This is where she measures out her powdered dye, mixing it into a solution. The box acts as a portable hood,  keeping the fine powder from drifting all over the room. Then Sue and her students will be ready to add color to their carefully stitched and gathered shibori fabrics. And now you know that those coffee cup holders can be used for holding jars of dye. Just don’t stick your Starbuck’s cup in there too.
Check out Sue’s QSDS class here:

Do you like playing with dye? Check out these other classes too:
Kerr Grabowski's "One Screen, One Image, Many Variations" (click link and scroll down to find) and Sue Benner's "Expressive Dye Painting" (click and scroll down)

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