Wednesday, July 24, 2013

and another

when I first dyed this I was dismayed; it looked like some kind of crazy rainbow (really: red, orange blue purple, faint green..ugh!). As I rinsed it, the colours toned down, but I still wasn't sold. Cass said he liked it, but I thought it was too bold. It wasn't until I had let it dry, ironed it, and then tried wrapping it loosely around my neck that I saw its beauty: the colours patter and play off each other in a most appealing way. Well okay, then!

Here it is, full length. I still think it looks a little crazy when you see the whole like this, but I thought it might be useful to see the full scarf to get an idea of the results I am achieving with Shabd's instructions for the crystalline scarf. Oh! - and the colours used: I used Dharma's fiber reactive dyes in chartreuse and seafoam and procion's fiber reactive dye in warm black (note: not the acid dye, which is meant for silk - this is how I keep getting the crazy purples and reds, I think).


Abigail said...

I'm telling you, this is gorgeous! I also liked the cherry blossom one you posted. You're so crazy talented I can't even believe it! Also enjoying the paintings you're posting on FB. GORGEOUS!

fleur_delicious said...

thanks, Abigail! =) I know, I need to get proper pics and post here. And I still have that cake to post. Maybe I should do that today instead of just rereading THe Mists of Avalon all afternoon ;)