Monday, September 1, 2008

Fiber Reactive Dye Day

I finally painted some warps yesterday, rinsed them all out today. Some warps are bamboo, some rayon, some tencel. Each warp will be enough to weave 2 scarves, or I may add other fiber to it and weave shawls. Bamboo feels delicious but tencel is my all time favorite fiber to dye - it takes the dye like silk, beautiful colors.......and the hand after weaving is like silk. I had a number of silk/rayon scarf & shawl blanks so I dyed those too.

Handwoven towels are in the dryer, next step is hemming them - socks knit from one of my hand-dyed sock blanks are almost finished. Will post pictures of both soon.