Monday, March 28, 2005

Monk's Robes

Some of the latest silk dyeing:

monk's robes

These colors were inspired by monk's robes from Southeast Asia. Ginger Luters recently gave our local guild a slide lecture on her trip to Thailand, Laos and Burma (Myanmar), and showed us wonderful textiles she collected there.

I also dyed some blues and other reds:

silk dyeing3

Seasonal Peeps for scale, of course.

5 Comments:

Blogger LMH said...

Don't forget to warn people before you frizzle their eyeballs with glowing monks' robes colors. :)

9:59 AM  
Blogger June said...

Lovely! In my limited experience, I could not get the dyes to penetrate wholly through silk top. You didn't dye the Peeps, too? :)

June
http://www.twosheep.com/blog

11:41 AM  
Blogger claudia said...

What June said. Anytime you want to give us some tips on dyeing silk top all the way through with no damnable white/pastel spots, well go right on ahead.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Calvin's response when he saw those bright orange and red silk was "Oh MY!". He likes it and so do I. :)

1:58 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

you always have such beautiful, vibrant colors! and, are you "curing" the peeps, like a lot of people do? or just, using them, and tossing them out? or are you going to eat them. i always think purple and blue peeps are suffocating under the cellophane. sigh

6:53 PM  

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