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« on: October 25, 2006 10:02:29 AM »

This is my first time actually posting pictures of a project!  I hope you like it.

I've been experimenting with natural dying lately, and this is my first attempt at shibori (a fancy word for japanese tie-dye like techniques).

To do it I ran gathering stitches across the width of the scarf, pulled them all tight (an unexpectedly tedious process!), then dyed it in a vat of madder.  The dye solution doesn't soak in where the stitches are.  The colour is a bit weaker than I would like, but I'm still happy with it!

Oh, the scarf is silk.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2010 10:55:10 AM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006 10:35:16 AM »

that's a really interesting process.
i love that where it isn't dyed, it still looks like tiny stitches.
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006 10:48:53 AM »

Very pretty! 
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006 02:49:22 PM »

Ooh, we tried this last year in our textiles class. Yours came out much better than our efforts though! Its really cute, good job!
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006 09:45:08 AM »

I love shibori
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