Thursday, 9 May 2013

Silk scarves

I'm making things in the next month or so to sell at Carter House this summer. I am going to be the manager there and there is a gift shop. The people who run it have been kind enough to say I can sell things there. So I decided that silk scarves would be a good idea.

I started by dyeing the scarves a base colour because they started out white and I didn't really want any white on them.
Base colours
Then I shiboried them. That basically means I tied them, folded them, creating resists that the dye could not penetrate. I did a few testers to see which method looked the best and some were really nice - others will likely be over dyed. Below are two scarves, one started out blue and the other yellow.