Silk Scarf Dyeing:My First Foray

myscarf.jpgHere she is. My first hand-dyed silk scarf. It’s pretty cool, but not as cool as the scarves made by Liz DeBraber, the talented Grand Rapids artist who let me give it a try in her home studio. Liz is the featured artist in my weekly art and craft column that was published in today’s home & garden section of The Grand Rapids Press. If you missed it, you can read it by clicking over to my Running with Needles blog.

If you think you’d like to get into silk scarf dyeing, you can order supplies at Dharma Trading Co. or Thai Silks. I decided to kick it pre-school this week and write a kid-friendly tutorial for the folks at home. You won’t achieve the vibrant colors that are a staple of DeBraber’s work, but your scarves will smell like Kool-Aid and be very cheap to dye with my grocery store knock-off version of her fabulous artistry. Have fun!

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