I rolled up my sleeves on Monday and got stuck into some dyeing. I wanted some smaller items for sale in Opua Arts gallery and so some of my dyeing was on ready made silk scarves.
These are habotai silk that shimmer and gleam and float in the breeze and generally just look gorgeous! I hung them up this morning after popping next door to the marine chandlery for some smooth white rope. What do you think of my display system?
I also did some more embroidery threads.
These are a silk cotton blend, unstranded and similar to a light-weight perle cotton.
I'm going to change my dyeing habits a little. A full day of dyeing (4-6 hours) ends up in sore feet and a sore back and another full day of rinsing, washing and pressing - phew! Instead I aim to dye a little every day. And I'll be posting a images of my dyeing over on Instagram with the hashtag #dyealittleeveryday. Click on the camera over on my left sidebar to follow me on Instagram and see what I'm up to.