I have always loved silk and have rolls of it on hand in every type...Above is crepe du Chine, noil. and silk broadcloth - all very successful but different depths of color.
On left, folded and clipped with a clothespin, on right a variety of folding and crimping techniques
The piece above was resisted using long wood screws; the screw was placed inside the fabric, string wrapped around starting at head of screw and going all the way down..an interesting effect. Below, this may be my favorite piece. I started with an unsuccessful piece of brown hand dyed fabric, folded and clamped it with CD discs. I loved the effect it achieved. With this technique as with so many in surface design, you never know what to expect which is part of the fun. Even if you get an "ugly", there will always be something else you can do to it.
The 2 above, left - fabric clamped with old fashion curlers. On right, corks were placed in different areas and fabric wrapped around and tied. On bottom, left - fabric loosely placed inside of a stocking to achieve varying degrees of color - done on a silk crepe. The fabric on right had already been dyed years before and needed a lift so I folded and clamped it to create some darker areas.
On left, another wrapping of corks or buttons, on right - far right a piece of tone on tone pink silk and to the left a piece of hand dyed rayon from a friend. It was a large piece and thought I could spare a small amount to try Indigo on...loved ithe results.
A fun day was had by all.....(me ( - : )