Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Natural Dyed Silk

This piece of silk is for the WAFTA exhibit. All members received a piece of silk which we are to dye using any Shibori technique. I have stitched 3 sets of 3 rows of running stitch which I have gathered up. I boiled 4 tablespoons of dried cloves for an hour and then strained off the liquor. Then I boiled the fabric for 1.5 hours in that liquor. I love the smell of cloves - good job as you could smell it all through the house and down the street! Now that it is dry I am going to bind over some of the already stitched parts and boil it with some Tumeric.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished fabric. Looks a great colour!