Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Creative Every Day/Blue , Day 6
Keeping with the blue theme, here is a scarf I tie dyed. No, no, no, this is nothing like the hippie T-shirt thing from the 6o's. This is actually silk transfer dyeing. You use silk neckties that you cut up, lay on a silk scarf, roll the whole thing tightly, tie securely and simmer in white vinegar and water for about 20 minutes. That's a very brief explanation. The process is very serendipitous since you never know what the final results will look like. I covered the white silk scarf with strips and pieces of very bright blue ties. I was so disappointed when I washed it out and saw that it was mostly pale blue. So I did it again adding more strips of bright blue and dashes of red. It's OK, but I'm not thrilled with it. One member of my quilt group led us in a little workshop. She has done many and all of hers are gorgeous. I did a second one in red, but that one I like even less. I have five more silk scarves to use, so I may try it again at a later date.