Thursday, February 25, 2010

In the Nick of Time

So here's the dyed and newly constructed shawl to benefit the Quinlan Art Center at its annual Gala:


This shawl is from the same design as 'Salsa', which I showed you a few weeks ago, although this is a totally different silk and there is no yellow in this one. Once again, I'm sure that the 'stays-on' benefits of this garment are best illustrated when a model is present.....but alas, both Jennifer and I are at our respective homes, so no video!
The silk is a very interesting weave

I purchased it from Thai Silks and it is 100% silk. I just love how it shimmers in the light. I wish you could see that aspect of it, but I'm afraid you'll just have to use your imagination. I dyed the silk in a double process with Itajime Shibori used in the first (I think you can see that pretty clearly on the back of the shawl). In the second layer, I wrapped the silk pieces on a thick nylon rope before dyeing. Procion MX dyes were used throughout this process. I like the play of the two colors, and think this will make a very nice Spring/Summer/Fall wrap.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope you've had a great day!

PEACE

5 comments:

Caroline said...

Judy,
All the things you show us are good but this one is just fantastic. Its being in colors I love probably helps, but it perfectly gorgeous. You really do work well under pressure

Gerrie said...

OOH! I love that color.

Anonymous said...

Wow. It's beautiful. Good job! Let us know how much it goes for.
xxoo
SIL Carol

Eva said...

Overwhelming.

Rayna said...

Judy, you have found your calling.