Saturday, June 6, 2015
Three years ago I finally got around to gathering the threads, and had planned to dye it. But then I gave up on dyeing for various reasons. Last year I asked my friend, Sandra Rude, if she would dye it for me, because she still actively dyes a lot of fiber for her weaving.
Recently, Sandra did just that, and she sent the dyed snake (see bottom photo) back to me about a week ago. Check out Sandra's blog posts about her process. There are three posts, start with this one, then click "newer post" at the bottom of that one and the next.
This morning I removed the shibori threads and ironed the cloth. And here it is.
Thanks so much, Sandra, you did an magnificent job dyeing the cloth. And now that this it's finished, I honestly have no idea what I'll do with it.
It's way too big and too heavy to use for a scarf or shawl. It could be a wall hanging or a table cloth. I thought about using it on the back of my couch, but BeeGee's nails would wreck it. I could cut it into smaller pieces (halves or quarters) and find other uses. Got any other ideas?