7TH GRADE ART WHEEL - 2016-2017 - 2ND QUARTER
recycled white cotton sheeting & indigo vat
plus some rubber bands, cotton string & clamps
and of course anything rusty
There are several techniques used to make Japanese Shibori cloth,
but with the 7th graders I pick the fastest & funnest,
using tye-dye methods.
The results are always spectacular & varied.
Youngster Janice Ji folded her cloth like when making a paper airplane.
Then she held it tightly shut it with a rusty paper clamp.
And tah dah,
all different shades of indigo plus speckles of orange rust.
Are you wondering where the pink is coming from?
I hope you noticed.
She also clamped it with a wooden clothes pin
that had previously gone into a red tye-dye bucket.
The clothes pin became stained and passed it onto the cloth.
Ooh, ooh,ooh, Liz from Texas,
what cool things you could do with that idea!
Lorenzo Rodriguez fan folded his cloth on the diagonal
and then used rusty clamps as well all the way down his fan,
so that when he opened his cloth he had beautiful orange spots all the way thru.
So beautiful Lorenzo!
young James Lee also fan folded on the diagonal
but mostly used rubber bands or string to resist the dye with.
Which look do you like best?
Hard to decide,
Then there is Roshni Powers
who looks like she folded her cloth in half,
then in half again,
and two more times to get 16 little squares in her design.
But it's what she did on one of her corners that turned out super cool.
Looks like she wrapped it with rubber bands,
and when she opened it up she had an eye going on.
That's so neat-o Roshni.
Kira Curry fan folded on both the horizontal and vertical
to get these really intricate squares using clothes pins to clamp with.
And oh my,,
Justin Lee did the class favorite with this one.
You'll have to ask him,
he's not telling his secrets.