I thought I would post a picture of this nearly completed arashi shibori 'machine' that I have been working on lately. All that is missing is the polyethelene sheathing over the 12 in dia. 4 foot long cylinder and afer that I should be in business. We never did get the hot faat-fixing weather where I live so I will make the best of it and use an electric blanket wrapped around the batch if I have to.
I will post the construction method and the preliminary results soon in my photobucket pages. The rotation should* allow me to control the flow of at least a few of the directly applied dyes with the soda ash dissolved right in the dye.