I have been hand dyeing and painting silk scarves for several years now. The exact techniques that I use are hard to describe and will vary depending on how I want to “play with color” on that particular day :). The results range from pastel to very bright, from structured to random.
Then comes the challenge of taking pictures that accurately represent the colors that we see in real life.Dealing with silk, changes in the light will reflect differently, not to mention the differences in peoples monitors. Of the following pictures scarf #17 is a good example, the purple on the bottom part is actually much deeper/brighter and gradually lightens in shade towards the middle (the name sign is white in all of these pictures.) But even the color of the table is different than the realistic color in the other pictures. Think I need a light box?
Now to try to move the picture below into this space…I need a refresher course on picture sizing and placement!
These (and more) will be going to the craft shows with us in the Spring unless they find homes before then. (You can contact me to check on availability)
I’ve ordered more scarves to dye so I’d appreciate your comments, to learn which styles and colors you might prefer to see.
Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!