Here are some images from the workshop!
The last image is the whole reason I’ve started traveling down this gloriously beautiful indigo path. I’m working on a line of hand fabricated silk scarves. Big, like shawls almost. I wear something around my neck for most of the year- something heavier in the winter usually made out of cashmere and in the summer I still like to stash a scarf or shawl into my bag if I get chilly. Since it takes a bit of time to have a finished product to share with everyone I figured I would start with something I (and hopefully you!) will wear in the summer.
Hand printed and hopefully hand dyed silk scarves. I’m also going to be making some with white ink on black materials. I’ve been spending some time researching materials that feel and drape nicely at 2+ yards and I’m excited to continue experimenting and figuring out what works. The image above was a quick print of one of my hand drawn patterns printed on 100% silk. After various tests and experiments I’m overjoyed with the way the ink from the printing process penetrates all the way through the textile for a print on both sides of the fabric. Both sides of the fabric!!! That makes me so giddy.
This, in addition to the wool felt projects that I shared last week have made things very fun in my studio as I learn what works and try new things! Thanks for reading along on this journey.