It is always a joy for me to share creative projects with others and as a designer/maker I am always happy to share, so here it is, costumes are going really well for The Tempest, we are pulling out some wonderful pieces from our large store of costumes to create a 16th Century court of gentlemen, Greek inspired Island dwellers and this week we had a lot of fun with some dip dyeing for our ocean of Ariels, there is more than one.
I definitely don’t want to give away too much as I love surprises but I did want to share with you the fun we had on a sunny but windy Monday morning outside with big buckets of water and a lot of white muslin fabric.
Here it is in process:
Dip dying is such a lovely and experimental process, especially when you have 30m of fabric to dip dye and the top section you want to stay white, it weighs a lot dry and even more when half of it is wet but thanks to some extra hands, we made light work of it and I have to say watching it dry on the washing line it looked amazing…. Now to turn the fabric into dresses…
Lauren Davis – Wardrobe Mistress