Archive for October, 2015

Latest Dye Yardage

My latest dye yardage – draped. Peaking out from below (detailed in another post) is silk satin… then metal-shot silk that crinkles up for a wonderful texture because the metal thread shrinks and pulls the silk into a shibori-like texture in the heated dye pot… then a light wool jersey. All the dye combinations from this year’s garden… iris blossoms, japanese indigo, woad, onion skins, carrot tops, eucalyptus leaves – bundled and bound – some with metal rebar and rusted resist.

2015-10-03 11.28.07

2015-09-19 13.41.03

2015-10-03 11.30.29 copy

2015-09-19 14.54.35

2015-10-03 11.31.15 copy

2015-09-19 14.20.46

2015-10-03 11.32.55 copy

2015-05-09 12.44.37

Japanese Indigo I tried this year, such a long hot summer but didn’t grow very well producing very small plants. I used some of the leaves in the metal shot silk which made a lovely blue/green colour but can’t attribute it to the indigo directly as I used lots of iris in that combo which may have given the colour. Completely random with no recorded recipe – lovely! I do enjoy that.

2015-05-09 16.00.25


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