Hand dyed scarves

I’ve been having fun hand dyeing scarves. They are made out of 100% cotton gauze and are available in two sizes.

Itajime Shibori gold
Itajime Shibori gold

I’ve folded, clamped, stitched, wrapped, scrunched, and twisted to make a variety of designs.

Itajime Shibori blue
Itajime Shibori blue

Can you guess what I used as the resist in the above photo?

Itajime Shibori turquoise
Itajime Shibori turquoise

This turquoise scarf was folded and loosely coiled. The dye was poured into the bottom of the container first and then the dry scarf was added. The dye was completely absorbed by the scarf to create a beautiful ombre stripe.

hand dyed serviette fuschia
hand dyed serviette fuschia

I also dyed a few linen napkins that I purchased at auction. I added them to the inside of the tubes I wrapped and the bottom of a couple of containers while I was dyeing the scarves. They have a lovely mottled look.

Kumo Shibori green
Kumo Shibori green

This green bundle was loosely rolled around a string, pulled tightly and tied. This creates a texture similar to snake-skin.

Kumo and Nui Shibori pink
Kumo and Nui Shibori pink

The scarf on the right was ombre dyed as well as the being stitched and gathered to create a border effect. The scarf on the left was tightly twisted and dyed with two colours, yellow and red.

Nui shibori purple
Nui shibori purple

A mauve scarf was stitched, gathered and then dip dyed in a blue dye bath.

Arashi Shibori purple and raspberry
Arashi Shibori purple and raspberry

These two scarves are pole wrapped: Arashi shibori. They have both been dyed with the same colour of dye. The difference is that the bottom scarf was white and the top scarf had been dyed with a light turquoise.

Arashi Shibori purple
Arashi Shibori purple

This is the turquoise with purple dye being unwrapped. The colours are gorgeous!

Arashi Shibori raspberry
Arashi Shibori raspberry

This is the scarf that was white. Dyeing is a fun process, you never really know how the finished results will look. To see what these scarves and others I’ve made will look like you’ll have to come to Quilts at the Creek Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th, 2015. I will have a selection of these hand dyed scarves, hand dyed quilting cottons, table runners and baby quilts for sale at the Shop ‘Round the Corner located in the Pioneer Patio, left just as you enter the park. Hope to see you there. I’ll be in the shop Sunday afternoon stop by and say hello!