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« on: November 29, 2010 05:25:16 AM »

Definitely inspired by this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319219.0 by ptarmic wumpus!  Thank you!

I am trying my hand at dyeing some scarves for xmas gifts this year.  I really love the effect of shibori, and thought it would work perfectly on this silk-like fabric I found at the thrift store.  I got some PVC from home depot, grabbed some hemp, and gave it a shot.  Here are the results (and some in progress shots):

All wrapped up:



Vertical stripes!  I first vat dyed these two, then wrapped them and used a squirt bottle to apply the second color:



Horizontal stripes!  For these, I wrapped and then vat dyed, then applied the stripes with a squirt bottle while still wrapped.  I thought the dye penatrated the folds too much in this batch, which is why I opted for the squirt bottle application for the second round.



And here's an action shot!  I love the way the fabric "scrunched" from being wrapped. 



I am unfortunately out of this fabric, but got some gauze at JoAnn's (yay black friday!) that I'm going to try next.  I hope it scrunches a bit.  It is also white and should take the dye well, so I might get truer colors next time (the base color here was terracotta brown, but came out more of a pink/rose color).  I'm so glad that my xmas gifts (for the gals anyway) will be fun and easy this year!  Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010 12:59:15 PM »

Wow, that is so cool! I love it and what a great gift idea Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010 08:06:29 PM »

Thanks!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010 06:33:28 AM »

GREAT TIP!!!  I have some silk scarves to do some nuno, and I think I will try that dyeing technique.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010 10:44:31 AM »

Thanks!

I did a few more with the gauze.  It worked pretty well:



From left to right:

1. terracotta brown vat dyed, folded in half, wrapped, then squirt bottle maroon (own mix)

2. wrapped undyed, yellow base, red vertical stripes

3. wrapped undyed with string soaked in red dye (idea from ptarmic wumpus), vat dyed in terra cotta brown, squirt bottle green vertical stripes

4. folded in half, wrapped undyed, green squirt bottle, black vertical stripes

Because this fabric is thicker, the dye did not penetrate through all the fabric, so for the green and yellow ones, I had to re-wrap and re-dye starting from the opposite end to get more even color.  I didn't do this for #3, you can see there is a lot more white.

Having fun!!  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010 05:40:14 PM »

I like those gauze scarves.

Well done!
Have a good day!
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