Friday, July 03, 2009

over-dyeing silk noil





I am over the moon with this piece and here are 3 views of it. I have a couple of metres of nasty dusty rose silk noil. I knew I'd never use it, so what the heck! The dyes are out and mixed, so I may as well use them. I can't go wrong; the fabric is useless as it is! I love how the nubs of the noil pick up the colour. Now that I see how well it worked, maybe I'll dye up the rest of the yardage!

3 comments:

Judith said...

ve these colours Cheryl. Just my kind of colours.I haven't dyed any fabric for years.Your experiments may enthuse me.Silk is really lovely to work with.Takes dye like a dream.Have you ever used Gutta?Look forward to seeing more.

magpie said...

Thanks, Judith. I sure hope I enthuse you; that would make my day! I used Gutta many, many years ago. Now that you mention it, maybe I'll revistit it!

Judy said...

Hmm - that looks great - now what will you use it for?