Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Dyeing for more...

I thought I'd use some of the leftover dye solutions from my sock wool to make over a silk scarf I have, which I have not been wearing very much. It was dyed in teal and turquoise, but never seemed to quite go with most of my clothes. Thus I sloshed on the purples and blues and steamed my little cling-wrap parcel, and this was the result:-


I'm very pleased with it and feel it will certainly now be worn much more. However, in this picture the scarf is cunningly arranged to show off the best bits, and there are a couple of areas which I'm less delighted with as there is less variegation.

I'm considering stamping or painting with gold on top, to knock back these denser areas. Will have to study "Complex Cloth" today. Any comments or suggestions would be most welcome.

2 comments:

MargaretR said...

I love the colours and I think you are right some stamping would add to it. How about some purple stamping rather than gold?

Sue said...

Problem is, the bits I want to knock back are dark purple large pools of colour - however, the scarf can be (and has been) worn in such a way that these are not visible, so I'm still contempolating whether to work it further or not....