This past week in the evenings while sitting in front of the boob tube with the hubby I have been working on stitching shibori patterns on a couple silk scarves.
|this scarf is 63% silk & 37% wool|
|this scarf is 100% silk|
|I lightly dyed the one green and one beige before pulling threads|
|attempted to stick with earth tone colors|
|tried to think blues,greens,violets|
|Scarves are dry next step is to remove the threads.|
I consider my lesson a success, I love how the one scarf turned out, in fact I would like to say it turned out close to what I was hoping or planned as much as shibori let's you control. I consider the second scarf a semi disaster or maybe I should just say it was an opportunity to learn ;-) I learned a little more about what quick set dyes are and how they can react on the silk. I imagined that since we work with the silk wet that the dyes would blend or mix to create new color shades on the wet fabric; such as putting yellow on wet blue silk would turn green but as you might be able to notice from my photos the colors set as blotches of various color versus blending into mixed colors. In other words I will mix my colors before applying them next time and see if that works as planned. ;-)
I look forward to completing my next shibori class lesson.