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.
Warp finished! One shawl, one bolero and two meters of fabric…all silk…coming soon
Weaves away. It is always amazing to see the patterns emerge from intersecting colors when weaving tie-dyed (ikat) yarn.