Stretching to grow.

Without a doubt, I love me some sugar-crazed pink and red. But lately, I’ve been going completely out of my element and dyeing colours that I absolutely love but are just so unlike me.

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Silk dyed with weld, osage, and walnut… overdyed with indigo and iron

The weld and walnut are from Earth Hues in Ballard, Seattle. The indigo is Maiwa’s natural indigo. And the silk is all different weights… fine 20/2 silk laceweight, dk-weight silk singles, heavy worsted silk/merino singles.

I’m experimenting and just trying to work with colours that I’m not entirely comfortable with… I’ll grow into these. The most interesting combinations are actually the walnut dyed silks that are overdyed in indigo… the result is this earthy green, dark gold colour. It’s almost impossible to describe.

  • Kris

    I think the colors are beautiful. The green is my favorite but they are all just lovely. Glad to see more dye photos from you… I always admired your work.

  • Kris

    I think the colors are beautiful. The green is my favorite but they are all just lovely. Glad to see more dye photos from you… I always admired your work.