Monthly Archives: January 2013

Copper Update

After nearly two weeks I felt that my piece of silk was ready to wash out. I was a little concerned that the silk may be damaged by the vinegar if we left it too long. This is the prewashed … Continue reading

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Indigo Dyeing

Poor Liz, I invite her over for some Indigo Dyeing and then make her stand around in my hot backyard all afternoon. I think we both have some pleasing results though, I can’t wait to see her stitched piece revealed. … Continue reading

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Long weekend handbag session

This past Australia Day long weekend I trialled a product called By Annie’s Soft And Stable, an interfacing for handbags which I’d bought last year at a Craft Show.  It was said to be superior to other interfacings in that … Continue reading

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Silk scarf prepared Shibori style for dyeing

I spent Friday afternoon with Louise putting things into an indigo dye vat that Louise had prepared earlier that day. (Lucky me got all the fun without the work!) This is a photograph of the scarf that I had prepared … Continue reading

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The Copper Project – Stage Two

It appears that vinegar was the answer.  Two days later and there is some  colour in some areas of the fabric. The weather has been very hot so I  am applying more vinegar every couple of days. This next photo … Continue reading

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The Copper Project

My dad gave me a large copper tube, part of an old chimney I think. It had the others at our MELD meeting last week in very excited!  Julie suggested we wrap some silk around it, wet it, wrap it … Continue reading

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More sun dyeing – hibiscus/ copper

After my last piece of sun dyed silk with hibiscus flowers with copper and iron, thought I’d try some more. This time the silk was not treated in any way prior. I tied bundles of flowers down the scarf, sprayed … Continue reading

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