35 years of textile samples, part 2: stitched & clamped resists

In the previous post, I described needing a storage container and finding myself immersed in sorting through a career’s worth of textile samples and explorations. Here is part 2, stitched and clamped resists on cotton and silk, using  Procion MX dyes. More popularly known as tie dye, but stemming from a rich textile heritage that is very considered and carefully made.

Clamp resist on cotton, samplesClamp resist on cotton, Procion MX dyes, by Astrid Hilger Bennett

Bound resist cottonBound resist cotton, Procion MX dyes, by Astrid Hilger Bennett

Bound resist cottonBound resist cotton, Procion MX dyes, by Astrid Hilger Bennett

Clamp resist cottonClamp resist cotton, Procion MX dyes, by Astrid Hilger Bennett

Bound resist silkBound resist silk, Procion MX dyes, by Astrid Hilger Bennett

clamp resist silk 2Clamp resist on silk, Procion MX dyes, by Astrid Hilger Bennett

clamp resist on silkClamp resist and silk resist on silk, Procion MX dyes, by Astrid Hilger Bennett

stitch resist silk