Thursday, March 15, 2012
More Color : Silk Scarves
This spring, we're taking another trip to France to see family and friends. Christian's Grandmother turned 100 this week! So the grandchildren are throwing her a party in celebration.
I usually make something to give the womenfolk who host us. This year, I made a dozen of these hand-dyed scarves, using Spectra Bleeding Art Tissue. This is a project so easy and non-toxic, you can do it with kids!
Brief Tutorial for making these Scarves - Conversations in Cloth, our local fiber and art quilt group (now defunct) Thanks to Joann for sharing the technique!
Blank Scarves from Dharma Trading
I tend to get the 8 in x 54 in. Satin Silk, China Silk, or Crepe de chine, but they certainly have a variety to choose from!
Spectra Bleeding Art Tissue
From Dharma Trading Company
From Dick Blick Art Supplies
To set the color, I put all the scarves in a hot dryer for about 10 minutes. You could also use a warm iron.