Monday, June 23, 2008

More Black Bomaki Yardage

This time I photographed it all crumpled up just for variety. This piece is 11 yards long by 45 inches wide. ELEVEN YARDS. This is getting big. I like these larger pieces although they take so very much longer to do. It's worth it in the long run I believe.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Even MORE Brown Satin Bomaki

Today I finished up THIRTEEN YARDS of the brown satin bomaki. THIRTEEN YARDS. That is almost a four story building tall! It came out well. I'm not posting a photo of it since I posted one the other day. This is by far the most yardage I have ever done.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Brown Satin Bomaki Yardage

Six yards of the brown satin bomaki. That is a lot of bomaki.

Black Velvet Bomaki Yardage

I did four yards of this black velvet! I am very pleased with the result. Brown and black are always a classic.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Black Satin Bomaki Yardage

This bomaki piece is 6 yards long by 45 inches wide. This image is just a small part of the whole piece. Finally I am able to do larger size yardage. Hopefully somebody out there will want to make something out of it, or of some of the other yardage that I am planning on doing later this week. I've got my fingers crossed!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Purple and Gold Shibori

This shibori piece is also 4 yards long and it was folded then hand sewn into pleats then pole wrapped then discharged, washed, dryed and ironed out. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it in the long run. I think I spent upwards of 24 hours of hand work on just this piece. This photo only shows less than a quarter of the whole piece. I am trying to work on doing yardage, hopefully it will pay off!

Bronze Bomaki

The bronze satin bomaki is about 4 yards long and there are two of them. I think they look kind of like marble in a way. This photo isn't the greatest, but it does serve to get the point across.

Black Satin Bomaki

As a bomaki goes, I was REALLY pleased with these two scarves. They are both quite long, about 4 yards, which makes them really fun to wear since there are so many ways they can be wrapped around your body. The fire-like tiger stripes are very dramatic.

Canning Jar Scarves

For these I simply wadded up the silk into a tight ball and placed it into a net bag, then into a mason jar with water and dye and let it sit for an hour! It was surprising what I got when they came out. I think I like the green and purples best.

Spiderweb Shibori

This piece was predyed then overdyed after I spent a few days tyeing it up into what would become spiderweb patterns once the string was removed. It took a while but it was worth it.

Tied Shibori

For this shibori piece I tied velvet then used sublimation to get the dye onto the fabric, and an unusual pattern came about!