Images are starting to trickle in from our silk shibori class a couple of weeks ago, here are just a few of the gorgeous results. Mine is the pastel color palette
Rosie's gorgeous rainbow of colors, love these!
a change for me, but these days I am leaning toward softer, more romantic tones as I'm doing more with neutrals for my fall "prairie" line for Houston Quilt Market. (Ok, there will be some color natch, I love happy colors!) Some of us (me!) used wool yarn to wrap our silk with , so we got a two-fer: dyed silk and wool yarn for embellishing to match. I love all the beautiful, rich colors the girls used to overdye with, can't wait to see the works of art they create with these in our next meeting!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
I found some great yarns for our felted Lattice Scarf class this past weekend! My favorite find was the silk/merino lavender yarn with built-in beaded bling, I can't wait to try this one! It has a beautiful luster to it from the silk, and the wool will help it felt into the fibers. It's going to be stunning felted into that lavender blue fiber colorway, but really, wouldn't it be pretty on the green too? I love green and purple together. I also found that gorgeous green wool fiber and think that will enhance several colorways, green goes with so many things! And I have a ton of autumn colors, perfect timing for this artsy scarf.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
We had such a good time in our silk shibori class today! I pre-dyed some yummy silk charmeuse in colors that I thought the girls would like: a nice green, teal, bronzy gold, ivory, a bit of red for those adventurous, and left a few white. This will be the base color for their pieces. Then I did a sampler of dye colors they could use for accent to paint over their silk once it was pole-wrapped. I also brought wool yarn for them to wrap with, that will take the dye too and then can be used for embellishment. Anxious to see how they all turned out, but we must be patient and let them dry first. Here's some pics of the girls hard at work.