Re: Silk dyes
> Have you noticed a difference, or is this something that wasactually done
> and so you are emulating it?Silly question, Ii-dono... ;) <jk>
Waxing your thread make the lines a little more defined, a
little "wider". I remember my shibori references talking about
waxing one's thread, but I cannot remember if this dated to a
specific time period or not. Usually in the text, they talked about
what was done in period and how they did it told. For example, in
boshi-shibori they used bamboo strips for resist in period whereas
today they use saran wrap. =) I wonder now if evidence of wax still
exists on the extant shibori from Homonji and Shosoin...
The question to ask is when did wax come into use in Japan, I
suppose. But on the other hand, substances other than wax can be
applied to the thread to make it resist more.
Wait a second? They waxed their bowstrings, didn't they?
> It is the Acid Dyes that I should use, correct?Correct. They are best for silk.
> Thank you for everything, Fujiwara-hime.Anytime, Ii-dono.
Fujiwara no Aoi