Sunday, November 29, 2009


I was really happy with the colour once the silk had dried. It took 2 hours to iron, in 35 degree heat, but I must admit I have air conditioning in my studio -  so it wasn't really much of a chore. I was just a tad surprised to find that once I had draped the lengths of fabric over the screen, they had shrunk by a good 20% - a combination of boiling, hot machine drying and hot ironing! I had allowed for 5-10% shrinkage, not 20%. No matter. I had bought extra silk 'just in case' of such emergencies, so I dyed some more, a slightly deeper colour, and the extra seams will add extra interest.

The collecting, dying and stitching of individual componants is coming along nicely.

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