Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This is my first Arashi Shibori piece using the Colorhue dyes. The scarf is a 44" square of silk habotai .........and obviously I have learned that in order for the dye to be a bit more even, I need to really get that dye into the layers. I think that the total immersion techniques using Procion MX dyes that I learned with Jan Myers-Newbury worked better, even though the colors weren't quite as delicious on silk as on cotton and rayon. Oh well!

On another totally different note, I want to ask you to help out a long lost family member, cousin Ben, who is hoping to win a stint as a broadcaster on his local Delaware TV station. All you have to do is go here and your vote will be counted - oh, and while you're there, check out his YouTube video! The beauty of this is that you can vote every single day until April 1st. If I'm a good cousin, I'll remind you every single day to go here and vote for my darling cousin Ben..........isn't he the cutest!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Eva Hagbjärn said...

Good loocking guy ;-) I've voted!


Anonymous said...

I voted, too. Which family does he belong to? Ours, or are there Carpenters in your family, too?
P.S. The scarf is gorgeous!

Eva said...

The blue scarf is exiting. Great piece.

Karoda said...

rooting for Ben to win! when will the winner be announced?