I describe the materials and techniques I use to create chenille scarves, nuno felt scarves, shibori scarves and jackets, beaded fiber pins, and dyed resisted and discharged jackets. To see more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.CarolFurtado.com.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

silk felt shawls, nuno felt

silk jacket, ponchos and new garment

purple and blue silk jacket, inspired by the colors in a spent tulip.First I dyed a periwinkle with some resists, next an overall red-purple without resists and finally a mix of black and national blue acid dye.By that time I wasn't using too much dye since the other 2 layers of dye were quite a bit. The jacket was the heavier silk so it was good to use more dye.
The chartreus-gold jacket
I used about 1/2 teaspoon yellow 180 with a small pinch of turquoise to make a wonderful chartreus. the jacket pieces dyed beautifully but i felt it needed a second layer for a bit of unevenness.It turned a golder color. I thing that I should soak the pieces overnight and dry them next time as well as using evening agents to improve the color with one dyeing.
I am looking forward to photographing the finished pieces.
I also have dyed more ponchos including the larger silk seersucker for a larger poncho with orange mixed with polar red first and then pole wrapped the piece.The piece was finished with black.