The hubby and I have organized the basement to a point that we can finally take some time for fun. Meaning he is hoping to set up an area in the basement to take photos and I am trying to set up a wet studio area for dyeing silks and cotton fabrics.
It came back to me quickly this morning while I was playing why I enjoy dyeing silk scarves.
I love the unpredictability. I love the feeling of the many ways to experiment with the dyes, the shibori stitching and the unpredictable outcomes. I love the "hmmm wonder what if I…..?
|Stitched, thread pulled tightly then fabric dye|
|Stitches being removed|
|Placed on drying rack to dry for 24 hours before being steamed|
|Large silk piece on table attempting a different technique of dye application|
|Stitching being removed from silk piece|
|Shibori threads removed from silk piece|
|A few scarves on my drying racks|
|Creations now drying for at least 24 hours before I try steaming my dyed pieces for the first time.|