Kettle Dyed Merino Wool & Baby Phainopepla
Many yards of freshly woven silk…yea!
Yahoo, 51.5 yards of raw silk ready for dyeing, cutting, sewing, loving…..
Back to black walnut dye – after boiling the walnuts for a few hours and letting them sit over night, pour the concentrated dye into a bucket, this will be our darkest dye. Pour more water over the walnuts and boil again.
Indigo at work.
Portrait of Indigo Dyed Silk on a Chair.
A huge pot of Black Walnuts we harvested to make a gorgeous brown/black dye. I will cover them with water and simmer them for a few hours to make a concentrated dye that I can dilute to dye tons of fiber. More of this process coming soon!
Another creation from my newest warp – raw silk ikat shawl with Chilkat woven details – we had too much fun photographing at White Sands – https://www.etsy.com/listing/104442426/silk-bliss-hand-woven-raw-silk-ikat
Fruit of the Raspberry-Blue Ikat Warp.