50/50 silk /cotton, hand dyed in the jar technique and some Perle cotton. It's like embroidery thread, but better. I never knew it existed till July. That's another WIP story.
The utmost in impulse project. I was in the best new little fabric/maker/handmade supplies shop ever- Clementine in Rockland Maine, with a group of Fiber College teacher friends. Someone said she wanted to play with dyeing this fabric. We egged each other on. The next thing you know boom boom boom, each of us is out the door with yardage to dye/ overydye.
As expected, the silk took the dye but the cotton barely did, and the technique allows you to intentionally create splotches and color shifts--at least that's what I was aiming for. The fabric started as greyish/taupe. I wanted to stay on just this side of tie-dye, if you know what I mean
I was thrilled with how they turned out. Each will be a scarf, splitting it in half lengthwise, hand sewing a nice felled seam in the middle. So do-able, so simple. Then I thought... sashiko! The running stitch rows I've been Pinning like crazy. Crazy because I do not need to make this a bigger project. Plus, I am not known for straight lines, I am a naturally veer-off-course kinda gal. But I can just see it, I can't resist, and this summer I realized how much I enjoy the handstitching. (that;s another WIP story). I couldn't settle on one color for each scarf, I had to go with two and three...and then I returned home to reality and limited time. Happily, taking this out to shoot and show you made me realize, it's not that big a deal, and I can't wait to get my hands going on them agan. This may be a FO Friday sooner than I thought.
A couple more impulse items that came home with me from Maine that week. Can.not.resist. little smooth stones.
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