I love dyeing fabric on a pole! There is something very satisfying to me about the mystery of what the liquid dye does running down its course into the fabric. Arashi is the Japanese word for 'storm' and the technique for decorating fabric. This month I played with a variety of folds and colors to produce some delightful patterns. Smaller pieces of fabric reveal distinct patterns and bright colors where larger pieces of fabric end with more white and ghosts of the color usedon the interior of the folds.
These fabrics make amazing quilt sashing and borders. They work well as fussy cut squares surrounded by mottled solid colors. I have a jacket in progress that uses the contrast of the arashi colors to outline the fabric of the jacket. Creative thinking at its best.
What would you do with an arashi dyed panel?