A lot of flax in the back yard + a wee scrap of cream silk charmeuse = a dyeing experiment.
A little known personal fact: the 1st two years of my college career were spent studying textile design. I did weaving, dyeing, repeat pattern design – I loved it, but wanted to have a broader range of study. 16 years later, and I’m still bad at dyeing! (Seriously, though, I cannot get consistent color to save my life.)
I made a paste with the flax and vinegar, tossed it all in a pot with some salt, stirred over heat (yes, dunked silk charmeuse in hot water. It seems to be ok.) & this is the result. I like it! There’s just enough fabric for a relaxed tank or a pair of tap pants or a little cap sleeve tee. We shall see.
WHAT. That is gorgeous! It reminds me of the “blue marble geode” scarf from Shabd, which a friend sells in her store and which makes me sigh longingly every time: http://shabdismyname.com/shop/accessories/scarves/blue-marble-geode-scarf-sold-out/
Fun! Lovely dye job!
how awesome! it came out beautiful! thank you for sharing this great diy
Beautiful!! I vote for the relaxed tank.
I died some cotton with ground Turmeric recently, and it turned out bright sunshine yellow. It was such a fun and easy project, and I can’t wait to try dying again with some of the perennials that are beginning to bloom around our yard.
I might try silk this time…
This is so pretty. I am dyyyyyinnnng!! WAAAAAAHHHHH! I want to put it on my face.
Oh! Beautiful flowers! I want to pick them and take them home with me.
Oh gosh, that’s so pretty and soft looking.
Beautiful! I really want to try dyeing sometime but I’m terrified of choosing dyes and stuff. This look so simple and yields amazing results! I definitely want to see you turn this into a soft t-shirt or tank top. It would be perfect for summer!