Pam and I painted silk for about ten hours. Long enough that our feet were tired and our minds were totally burnt out. We were both surprised had exhausted we felt. But once I thought about it I realized that although painting silk is fun, it also takes a lot of mental energy. We are constantly debating what colors to use and in what combinations. I am constantly mixing up new colors. We dyed about three kilos of silk. But that’s not what I am going to show you here because I am not going to upload the silk yarn pictures until I’ve made it all in to skeins which is taking forever. But I am going to show you the silk ribbon, which is new. Gorgeous stuff. Really expensive. This ribbon is 4 mm wide. It is so much fun. Takes the dye very differently from the yarn. I also dyed a little roving that I will spin someday. Not sure what day because right now I am getting ready for Bead & Button . . . yet another deadline . . . so working seven days a week to make that one.
Here are the pictures:
|Hand painted silk roving.|
|Hand painted silk ribbon chilling out on wicker chair on front porch.|
|Hand painted silk on skein winder.|
|Hand painted silk ribbon all in a pile.|