Published On: 12-14-2011 11:31am
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It's been some time since I've dyed any silk scarves or fabric. It's not that I'd forgotten what I was doing, it's that I forgot that sometimes the dye has a mind of it's own.
Take this scarf, for example. It was supposed to be a cream base with green over dye. Yeah, that so did not happen. I got a teal green base with an olive green overlay. Why? No clue. Maybe I didn't tie the cording tight enough or something, but that still doesn't explain where the teal came from, heh.
I tied another scarf in the same method (Kumo Shibori), that I'd already dyed and over dyed twice before, just to see what it would turn out like. That one is very interesting, it has almost a hidden picture effect on camera that you don't see in person.
A third scarf, already base dyed, was tied in a version of Kanoko Shibori, with marbles, as an experiment. That one was interesting as well. It has a sundappled effect to it.
All three were not what I was expecting.
I have a fourth already wrapped on the pole, Arashi Shibori method, that I'll be discharging this week, and a special request one that'll be wrapped, also Arashi Shibori, tonight and I'll dye tomorrow. I'm kind of wondering that one at least will turn out like I want it to. Heh.
Right now, I have photos to edit, scarves to list and a new kumihimo cuff to list.