Friday, December 26, 2014

I've Got the Blues

I'm feeling the blues...oh and the turquoises too.  After months and months of blacks and grays, I'm in to blues which is the hot or should I say cool color for spring. 

This shawl started off with a piece of white gauze and white roving.  On top of the white roving, I added cut up pieces of green and turquoise silks and inclusions with white silks on top.  I also added some stacks of roving covered with some white silk.  

After it was felted, I soaked it in vinegar and used acid dyes and the microwave method to first dye it a turquoise color.  After that, I rolled it in a stick and wrapped the bundle in string.  Back into the microwave in a baggy of deep blue dye.  I'm pleased with the results which look rich and textured.

 As usual these shawls can be worn inside out, upside down.  Make it your own look to enhance what you're wearing.


  1. Nice work and beautiful colours. Like the process you used!

  2. Thanks Eke for taking the time to comment, much appreciated.

  3. Gorgeous! I love that you described your process, too. Was the gauze you used silk or cotton? I'm assuming silk so the acid dyes would work on it.