|Felted blouse in the dye pot.|
I think it turned out magnificent!
|Shoulder/Sleeve Detail, Love!|
I was also really excited that I was able to mix a color and match it to the color palette I was looking at, recognize this beautiful periwinkle color from a certain photo below?
And since I can never just dye one thing, I did a little more mixing of colors and threw a few more things in dye pots:)
This first one is a piece of scrap cotton gauze with a few pieces of scrap silk felted into it. That's one piece of fabric with 3 different fibers in it, which means when I throw it in the dye pot, you get 3 different colors, I love that!
|felted cotton and silk yardage fabric|
|full piece of fabric right out of the dye pot|
|the white sections are the cotton gauze, the maroon cranberry color is the wool, and the brown is the silk|
|Love the contrast in colors and textures!|
I also tried a little Shibori. I did the Arashi pole wrapping method (which has become one of my favorite Shibori techniques) with a large piece of silk chiffon, ooooohhhh la la.
There is something so magical about using Shibori techniques with dyeing. You have a general idea of what will come out, but you just never know till you unwrap it. Needless to say it is always a beautiful result.
Here is the finished result draped on the dress form. Looks like this piece will be turning into a lovely skirt.
Stay tuned to see how it turns out.