Dye day as the weather turns

Just finished dyeing one of the 2 Shibori- handwoven scarves woven earlier this year. Actually the dyeing took place last Tuesday as the temps were dropping, but no warmer days to do this in the near future. So the dyes were prepared In the garage. The scarves with the pattern warps pulled have Procion MX... Continue Reading →

Dispersed Dye Handwoven Shibori with a twist

I like to experiment and the two scarves in this blog use different techniques. The scarves were each hand woven using a black rayon yarn in both the warp and weft. A pattern yarn was woven in a twill pattern one pick every 6 ends. These pattern threads were later pulled and knotted along each... Continue Reading →

At last finished

It's always amazing to see how different colors of yarn used in the weft with the same warp will change the end results. These scarves were both woven on the same painted warp. The weave structure used was a manifold twill. The painted warp yarn is an 8/2 Tencel dyed with Procion MX dyes. The... Continue Reading →

New Painted Warp

A new project is on the loom and ready to begin weaving if a few minutes can be squeezed in. The scarf  warp was painted with Procion MX dyes, using 3 colors. I'm planning on using a solid red purple Tencel for the Weft. The warp is also an 8/2 Tencel. I'll be using an... Continue Reading →

Finding the Time to Dye

I found this unpublished blog entry so I will publish it even though the finished fabric was shown in the post "Finishing Projects".¬†With temps reaching 86 degrees today, it was time to dye before the heat of summer is upon us. The handwoven Shibori snake was finished months ago. Since I don't have a place... Continue Reading →

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