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!



Caroline said...

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.
SIL Carol

Eva said...


Rayna said...

Judy, you have found your calling.