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!


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?