I’ve been having fun hand dyeing scarves. They are made out of 100% cotton gauze and are available in two sizes.
I’ve folded, clamped, stitched, wrapped, scrunched, and twisted to make a variety of designs.
Can you guess what I used as the resist in the above photo?
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.
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.
This green bundle was loosely rolled around a string, pulled tightly and tied. This creates a texture similar to snake-skin.
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.
A mauve scarf was stitched, gathered and then dip dyed in a blue dye bath.
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.
This is the turquoise with purple dye being unwrapped. The colours are gorgeous!
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!