-Silk Scarf -Jacquard Acid Dye – Pink -Synthetic Thread or Unwaxed Dental Floss -Vinegar For Setting the Dye you need: -Pot or Pan (not used for food) -Stove or Hot Plate -Water Pre-treating: Warm up a cup or two of vinegar and soak your silk scarf for about 30 minutes. This will help set the dye.
Folding & Tying: Take the scarf out of the vinegar bath and squeeze out excess liquid. Now, fold it in half lengthwise and then fold it again. Pull up a random area of the scarf (all 4 layers) and tightly tie the string around it in spiral fashion. Repeat in one or two more spots, depending on the size of your silk.
Dyeing: Mix up your dye according to package directions. Put some warm water in the pot, then add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the liquid dye. Place the scarf in the dyebath and gently move it around to cover each part. Let it sit and absorb the dye for about 30 minutes. Turn the heat to Medium until it just starts to simmer, then heat for about 45 minutes. Turn off the heat and carefully remove the scarf. Untie and rinse well with warm water.
There you have it! A beautiful, one-of-a-kind Silk Scarf. This would make a lovely gift as well! Stay tuned…. there are lots more Shibori Dyeing techniques to explore! Lots more fun tutorials at http://www.fiberartsy.com Enjoy! Annette