I thought I'd share a collection of images from one of my dyeing experiments some few months ago. The simple techniques were just an excuse to familiarise myself with the dyeing process and gain some confidence. Taking inspiration from pink carnations and a vibrant slice of pink agate, I chose to work with silk jersey, feathers and a silky nylon-mix fabric to start.
I've been straying away from this kind of post for a while. Please let me know if you are interested in seeing more.
The original plan was to create a dip dyed feather neckpiece (although not in pink). I lost interest in the end. The feathers above were to test an idea. A fringe made of soft goose plumage was intended for the main piece.
hand dyed silk / agate geode slice / hand dyed fabric pompoms
I attempted to create a kind of dip dyed, washed out effect on the pompoms. Almost like a reverse look of the carnation petals.
carnation flower heads - such a generic choice of inspiration, but they sure are pretty.
Although I have now lost interest in dip dyeing the silk, I do still plan on further dye related experiments. Finding the perfect shade of navy to pair with this vintage brass collar would be a good start.
marabou feathers / silk jersey / ribbed viscose / sliced agate / carnations / vintage coral specimen /
sketchbook packed with further samples and dye colour formulas
On a shop related note, thank you VERY much for all the support with the new website! Can't believe it has almost been a week since the launch.
I have also really appreciated your comments and suggestions in the previous post.
Closer, further detailed photographs will soon be added to the product pages and I have been talking to my web developer about some kind of navigation bar at the top or side rather than solely at the bottom. Sometimes times I like a little too much white space.
If you have any further suggestions I'd love to hear them.
image credit: personal photography