I'm making progress on my woven vest fabric but thought in the meantime you might like to see some of the dyeing I've been doing. These are silk scarves I ordered from Dharma Trading Company. They're called blanks, come hemmed and "prepared for dyeing", or pfd. They're dyed with procion fiber reactive dyes. I love the way the silk takes the dye, and it's always a thrill to see the final results.
The scarf above is silk crepe de chine, and you can see it has an almost suede-like texture.
This scarf is silk charmeuse, and it has a gorgeous, luxurious sheen. Dharma calls it the Rolls-Royce of silks! I love the texture of both types of silk; each has its own appeal.
This is a detail of a silk charmeuse scarf; a great example of what magically happens in the dye pot.
Oooh... now I'm in the mood to dye!