Friday 2 January 2015

Colours to dye for

Hello everyone, I hope you all are well and feeling peaceful. Welcome to my new follows, thanks for popping by and following me, and Happy New Year to you All.

I love this time of year, as spring is not so far away and I am always my best in Spring and Autumn as it is not so hot or cold as Winter or Summer. I find myself struggling in the dark of early winter but as soon as the the Year comes I feel more vitalised. 

Today I pushed myself to play with silk and dyes. I have some plain white silk scarfs and dyes in a variety of colours. They are from silk craft ltd and here is a link to a video showing you how to use them. I have had them several months but have not played with them despite many weekend I tell myself I would. Something always stopped me and yet today I did. 

I had two different width and length scarfs which eventually would be part of the same scarf.

I died them both separately

This one was the smaller of the two and so would lay on top 

On the longer one I also added blue and pink to the purple to add some interest.

I stitched both together down the centre length wise to hold the two pieces of fabric together.

I then started to add my Merino Top wool in Cream and a very dark Mauve. I built up the layers slowly each fixing them into place by th embelisher machine. I really love this and wish I had more time to really master the machine.

I tried to leave gaps of wool in places as the silk scrunched up when the embelisher is on it and I love it.

On either end I added some wool strings made by twisting the wool after it has been secured in place. To this I added some gold strings to add some bling, to contrast against the dark Mauve which in these pictures looks almost brown.

As my winter coat is made from felt and is bright Pink this scarf will compliment it lovely.

Thanks for your vist today, 

Take care Debsxxx



  1. Yes Please can i order one right now!!! Similar colours and a tad of turquoise if you have some! This is an AWESOME make Debs i love it so much. think you have mastered the Embellisher already, i love to play on mine too. Thanks for the links.
    Mo :-) xxx

  2. Oh wow Debs you have an embellished, fantastic. I'd love one, but have nowhere to put it so therefore it wouldn't get used like it should do, but I love what you've done and how your scarf turned out and I'm sure it will look fabulous with your pink coat xxx

  3. So beautiful! Loving those colours, so vibrant! X

  4. Fabulous Debs! Gorgeous colours and I love the contrast of textures from the different materials.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Gorgeous scarf Debs,perfect colours. You are multi talented,I like that,keep pushing the arty boundaries ;)

    Have a great weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  6. Wow Debs, this is fantastic!!! Stunning does almost not do it justice enough! I totally adore this and I bet it is going to look just fantastic with your felt coat!! To my eyes you have totally mastered the embellisher already!

  7. wow - you are a lady of many talents. This is so beautiful xx

  8. Very clever leady, fantastic scarf.x

  9. Gorgeous and very addictive, don't say I didn't warn you lol xxx

  10. Working with fiber is such fun, and you created some beautiful play, indeed!

  11. Exciting new silky venture - love the added texture of the mohair - wow!
    Alison xx

  12. Wow!!! love love LOVE this, gimmie a price for one please xxxx, (also send me a piccie of your pink coat, Madam got a pink felt coat last week too and if i know u like i do, they going to be very similar hehe)


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