Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Dyeing To Meet Ya

I didn't care what else didn't get done yesterday-- I had to dye. I just couldn't keep my hands off those silk scarves. And here they are:

The peacock blue one is a rayon/silk burnout velvet. It was dyed with just one color with a low-water immersion technique so that it would have light and dark patches. The chartreuse one is 8mm silk habotai and barely weighs anything (11 grams before dyeing). It was supposed to have patches of golden yellow and peacock blue, but I let the dye sit too long before "fixing" so the colors blended instead. Next time I'll "fix" it right away so that the colors don't have a chance to blend too much.