Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Love that silk

I decided to dye a purple silk scarf for Hattie, my son's girlfriend. The first attempt (top) was with liquid silk dyes, much of which washed out when I put it in the setting liquid. It's nice, but very subtle. I used Purple and Green so ended up with some interesting shades.
Because it was too pale, I used acid dyes (mainly Brilliant Violet with a bit of Purple) to do the second one, as Hattie likes this colour - I made her a hat from hand-painted wool in the Violet.

I loooooooooooooooove silk, but it's soooooooooooooooooooo expensive.

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