Saturday, 9 October 2010

Shibori Silk Scarf

Yesterday at the Craft Expo in the Royal Exhibition Building I did a Make and Take class with Unique Stitching's Cecile Whatman. It was Shibori dyeing of a silk scarf. In one hour we didn't have time for the traditional shibori with thread but learnt about the method and used rubber bands instead. I am REALLY happy with the way my scarf turned out, what do you think? Some of the effects were quite unexpected - such as the row of orange spots near one end and the aqua tip on one circle ... not sure how I achieved those! I tried to keep the colours separate and only used the two, many other ladies used three or more colours and their scarves looked very much all the same colour by the finish, however I'm sure when they were rinsed and undone they would have had very nice patterns from the resists.


PatchworkRose said...

Ann I just so love your scarf. I have stitched Shibori on cotton using dental floss as the resist. I twin stitch by hand so you get good pattern definition. Takes a while but it is worth the effort.
Went to reply to your email on my blog but you are a no reply blogger. If you go into preferences ou can fix that.

Anne said...

Hi Lynne,

I think I have changed my preferences correctly, we'll see if it makes a difference.