A Good Day to Dye

I've finally started getting ready for the Midsummer Arts Faire in Quincy, Illinois the last weekend in June( the 27-29)--after all, I have 10 whole days left. The big stuff is done, now I'm just getting the small stuff ready for the booth.

One of the things I'll be selling is hand dyed silk scarves. Lately I've been playing with pour dyeing--I hang the cloth on a clothesline (outside) and pour dye on it. I go up and down the line, adding bits of different colors. The fact that the silk sticks to itself helps produce great 'happy accidents.' These scarves, which no longer look just orange, are now batching in the laundry room.

I also played with some of the stamps I have carved, dabbing fabric paint on them and stamping them on various pieces that needed something more. (thanks to Kathy Sands for advice). I like the results and will probably do more of this:

So if you're in the area, stop by my booth. I'll be the one right next to my friend, Ann Titus--it'll be a high fiber area.

1 comment:

Deb Lacativa said...

I am so jealous! I loved making scarf magic only I used the silk velvet ones...sold like hotcakes in the fall and couldn't give them away spring and summer.