The other day, we went to our favourite welfare flea market to get some new spring clothing.
This is an enlarged (about 2 x) scan of a nice-feeling cotton shirt (click for full size).
Here is an even bigger detail of one of the white parts, combined with the reverse of the fabric:
Yes, a plain-weave fabric printed to look like twill. And no, the print isn’t quite on the straight grain.
Another scan of another shirt – this time enlarged about 4 x (and therefore not quite in focus – click for full size):
Just two white ends/picks – but still printed, and not quite on the straight grain...
It reminds me of what I saw in an IKEA catalogue a couple of years ago. It went something like: "NEW! Now made of yarn-dyed fabric!"
When I first read that, I was totally confused. "Yarn-dyed"??? When next I came to IKEA I found that most of their checked (plaid?) fabrics were in fact printed...
A new artist's statment, perhaps: "I am a dyed-in-the yarn weaver"?
(somewhat reluctantly, I will label this post both as "curiosities" and "weave contruction" - )