2nd Woven Shibori Scarf
I have finally begun working on the 2nd scarf from my woven shibori warp. I finished weaving it ages ago, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the dyeing of it. I really wanted to try another Indigo dye vat, but it was too cold to do that outside and inside isn’t an option.
I finally made a decision to use the Procion dyes for the quickness and ease of use. For the first part of the this scarf I wanted to under-dye the untied scarf, then pull the ties and do the shibori part in a second colour. For the first colour I used Rust Procion MX and am thinking of a dark Navy for the second part. The green threads are the ties, and will of course be pulled out.
Here is the partially tied scarf – this really is hard on the hands. I did about half last night and will continue this evening. I also have a 1/2 yrd. sample bit from the end of the warp. The photo seems a bit dull, the colour is a bit richer. I didn’t stir the cloth much in the dye pot either, I wasn’t concerned with a splotchy result.
I’m pleased my description of converting to blocks worked for some people. There are so many beautiful overshot style patterns out there and because overshot is a two shuttle weave I think they tend to be forgotten. Converting to other structures allows one to use the drafts in another form.