#21 – the shibori circle

The background is – of course – an Arlee special.

The circle is 3″ diameter, tie-dyed silk. Made by tying a wooden bead into the centre of a silk square and then dyeing with Colorhue silk dyes. I like these dyes for silk because they ‘take’ almost instantly, making them perfect for shibori. I can’t seem to find a UK supplier who still sells this type of dye though, and my stocks are running low.

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13 Responses to #21 – the shibori circle

  1. Jeannie says:

    A beautiful circle. It made me think of a ginko leaf.

  2. suzy quaife says:

    What a quick and easy method to dye a small peice or peices of fabric. Would love to try it.

  3. oh this green is fantastic!

  4. Rachel says:

    It’s lovely – well done!

  5. never heard of colourhue dyes before, so can’t help here in UK sorryx Love this circle. lyna

  6. deb says:

    Or a nasturtium leaf! (Had to look up how to spell that!)

  7. sally jo says:

    your tie dyed silk is so beautiful against that background – lovely colors.

  8. Janice says:

    Aha! More broccoli….! Sorry – don’t know about suppliers. Perhaps if nothing else will do you could buy some from the US (if that’s where it originates)?

  9. aracne says:

    Probably you already know this link http://www.pburch.net/dyeing.shtml . They give useful informations and perhaps you can get an address for the dyes you are looking for in England.

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