Sunday, October 5, 2014

Welcome Fall

Completed Maedwe

Two Shibori scarves using rusty nails and dyed with yellow onion skins.
Using rubber bands I wrapped rusty nails in this infinity scarf and the placed it in a pot of steaming onion skins. 

Another shot of this scarf.  This is a habotai silk infinity scarf blank from Dharma Trading. 

This scarf is larger and is silk charmeuse.  Again, I used rusty nails and other random rusty pieces of metal and folded the scarf around two  ceramic tiles, bound it with string and steamed it in the same onion skin dye solution.  Both scarves were mordanted with alum and cream of tartar. I really love these and will definitely play more with rusty bits.

Fall is definitely here, I feel a chill in the air. 

We returned from a family vacation to the Outer Banks and is was a shock to see leaves falling and the bright colors of turning leaves begin to appear.