Rainbow Fun: a color box of silk

A little fun for a Monday morning: a visual walk through the tactile experience of the dye process to create the silk scarves I posted the other day. I used almost every dye color I had to create this rainbow of silk!

The dye is added to the silk and then wrapped in plastic wrap before heading to a steam bath…

Here the silk packets are lounging in their steam bath to come up to temperature to set the dye.

And finally, the steamed silk packets hanging out in a sunny spot in the kitchen. Next, I will allow them to cool completely and then wash them with a bit of soap and hang to dry. Then the fun begins with the felting process…

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