A Study in Black and White

 

I bought a new dress to wear for a wedding tonight, it just needed the right accessory to make it look great. So this morning I pulled out one of my silk scarf blanks and mixed up a little Jet Black Jaquard Acid Dye in a jar with boiling water. I made a shibori “donut” by folding the scarf in half and rolling it around a piece of cotton twine on the diagonal. You then pull the  twine tightly and tie it to make a little silk donut.  Then I wet it and dunked it into the jar of dye.  After microwaving it on and off to keep it hot and stirring it with a chopstick, I added the vinegar to set the dye.  I microwaved it a little more, then rinsed well with synthopol and ironed it dry. In less than an hour, I had the perfect accessory!  Check out my Instagram feed, measuredthreads, for a few more photos.

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