I spent the day yesterday in my kitchen dyeing up a storm! There was dye,silk and wool everywhere. It covered the bench, the sink, the stove and the microwave. Even the floor at one point! Ah, but where is the beauty if you can't have a little (lot) of mess first?
|dyeing tencel, silk paj and ribbon.|
I even had a go at dyeing tencel, a man made fibre made from paper pulp that has the most amazing sheen when laid over wool. Hmmm, not sure if I'll do too much of this stuff as you need to use Procien MX dyes which I'm not a huge fan off. But we'll see when it dries off whether it is worth the hassle.
|mulberry silk, silk paj ribbon and fabric, merino wool|
The lightweight silk pajent was tie dyed in a nice rich silver with a hint of pink, this matched the rose pink silk ribbon,lavender and rose wool and lavender and rose mulberry silk. All ready for my newest nuno scarf. I actually ended up using the ribbon in another scarf as I felt this one had enough texture going on with the colour in the fabric.
|Wool and mulberry silk laid out over the silk fabric.|
Here the wool has been laid out over the silk fabric before wetting down, felting and fulling.
|Silver and Pink Silk Nuno Scarf|
Finished and ready to travel the world in search of a new home. :-)