Eileen Richardson with off-white silk surah (22" x 162") placed flat on table. other medium wight fabrics can be used. Pre-wash fabric in suds to remove sizing. For easy handling, fabric should be wet in water, wrung out and towel dried. Dampness also allows the fabric to take dye more readily. Some fabrics are water-resistant, so thorough wetting helps the dye process.
Other materials shown in slide: elastics, butterfly stencil, charcoal to outline figure.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.