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When a project doesn’t work – try Shibori

March 8, 2009

What do you do? Throw it away?   Not when it is a silk scarf and you know how beautifully silk dies and what a wonderful opportunity this would be to experiment.

simple-shibori

This scarf began as a simple two faced broken twill stripe. I think the original warp was white with stripes of ikat which just somehow didn’t look right when I was done. So I decided to overdye it. The idea of cross stripes came to mind and I gathered it across the scarf with ikat tape, overdyed it with Procion MX dye using a dark brown. I can see where there might have been ikat streaks and overall I was happy with the result.

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