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« on: June 29, 2009 12:12:59 PM »

Well, for the ties check out This post

Anyway I have always wanted to dye ties and here was my opportunity. I started out with some tests of processes and colors. I have done pole shibori in the past and thought that would be fun for ties, but I was worried about the time it takes to wrap. So I had thought about doing some salt effects, because they looked really cool in the book. However, after much playing I wasn't really sure I liked doing it.

Sometimes they came out really cool, and sometimes not so much.

Like the second photo, I stretched the silk over the frame, I dyed the silk blue to begin then used spray bottles with purples sprayed the silk then added the salt. I did this in the hot sun and the silk was drying too fast. So the top section I sprayed again with the salt already on the silk and I like the way that turned out.

Finally I did another test with low water immersion dyeing. I liked that alot, but I haven't gotten to doing an actual project.

So the funny thing I found out was that the effects I like the most are the easiest. Low water immersion, pole wraping (a bit time consuming, but easy) and spray bottles. No stretching the silk and all these techniques are pretty contained. That is to say, can take place in a pot.

Goodbye Tucson! I will miss how everything dried so quickly!
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009 02:28:46 PM »

Those are pretty!  I have to give you kudos on making them into neck ties, too;  I bet that's some complicated sewing.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009 05:32:41 PM »

These are beautiful!

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