Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Shibori Shawls Completed!

     It's been abnormally cool and wet for Spring in the Northeast so these shawls fit perfectly.  I once did a show in June and remember it being sweltering hot out and there I was attempting to sell scarves with little success.  That was years ago...if I had attempted the same thing this year, I may be successful!  These shawls turned out beautiful!  I'm happy to say that the material used was not poly and the dye really took leaving bold bright colors.

     The first step after removing the fabric from the loom was to twist the fringe and then pull the supplementary warp threads to bind and create the resist.


     Then soaking the bound fabric to prepare it to take on the dye.  The dye is then added and let cure for around 24 hours.



      Viola!  I chose green, blue, and purple because...well, why not?  Three different shawls:  one with all three, one with green and blue, and the last with blue and purple.  All of them were steam ironed as flat as possible and hung out to dry.







     The next run will go on the loom starting this weekend and hopefully the handwoven shop will be open by the end of July...sooner if I ever get pictures taken.  :)