Friday, November 12, 2010

Hand Dyed Silk Scarves

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!




4 comments:

  1. You always inspire me! Love all your work. Maybe you could do a sisters workshop next fall when we are all toghether???

    Love,
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely compliment.--Sarah

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  3. I like very much this hand woven silk scarves. In textile mostly use now a days.

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