Silk Fail

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O.K.  So the Watermelon Tourmaline color scheme is gourgeous, if incredibly subtle on ribbon but pretty horrible on velvet.  I have a lot to learn still about trying to get pale colors on velvet.  (Ribbon photos coming soon.)   I've dumped the velvet into a vat of teal blue dye hoping to save this length of silk somehow.



However - My stitched shibori alchemy scarf turned out O.K.  I was hoping for greater definition where the stitching was but it was quite subtle.  The directions indicated that the fabric should be washed and dried BEFORE the stitching was removed, which I was skeptical about.  Next time I will take out the stitching after rinsing but before washing which is what I do with rubber bands.  The browns are is pretty earthy and hippie-ish, which is O.K.  I guess.  Maybe I will try some silk screening on it??  But what will that do with the hand of the fabric?  Hmmm...

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