It’s interesting how different these two red Shibori scarves look when they both started off in the same dye bath.
The design is very subtle on this scarf, giving it a delicate look.
More rows of stitching would make this design more defined and graphic. I will be experimenting with this on another piece.
The scarf below was dyed in the same red dye bath and then pole wrapped and dipped in black to create a very striking design.
An intense black colour is difficult to achieve. I doubled the amount of dye powder and left the scarf in longer. In some areas of the scarf the black looks more like a very dark purple.
When I first began dyeing, I mixed red and blue dyes to create purple as you would when mixing paint. I did get a purple but it was very grapey! not really what I had intended. By mixing red with a small amount of black dye a deep rich royal purple is obtained.
I have a few more hand dyed scarves to show you next time.