So after watching The Ultimate T-Shirt Craftsy course, of course I went out looking for fabrics. Uh, no. There was nothing that got me. There was however this.
|it is white, not gray, and the wrinkles are permanent|
It was in the discount/mystery content/el cheapo section for $3 a meter. It appears to be a cotton blend, possibly with rayon and maybe a little polyester. I love finding knits in the discount section, especially when they aren't of the petro chemical variety, so I bought it. All of it, 9.2 meters of it. I would have bought more.
The plan is to dye the fabric, using tie dye and shibori methods. I plan on dyeing the fabric three or four different ways, but all in the same dye colour. A different method for each pattern piece. I still haven't decided on which tying/resist pattern for front, back, sleeves, and neck band.
I only use Jacquard Procion MX dyes, which only work on cellulose fibers, and as I don't know what the fabric is made from, I had to do the most boring of all things and actually test. Sigh.
|forgive the crappy iPhone photos, with all the water and soda ash etc my DSLR wasn't getting near this mess|
I played around with chip clips, tying beads into the fabric (donuts), thin elastics, fat elastics, and just plain tying the fabric in knots. None of which helped me make a decision, but was fun nonetheless.