Saturday, February 27, 2010

Indigo Dyed Fabrics

These are two pieces of mokume shibori, also know as wood grain. I dyed them using pre-reduced indigo and did two dips in the vat, achieving a nice deep color. Each dip was one minute. I love hand stitching, so this shibori technique is perfect. That blue indigo color is so beautiful.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Handspun Butterfly Forest Shawl

Butterfly Forest Shawl, originally uploaded by minstrel spinner.

Here is my latest shawl, knit with my handspun which is a light fingering weight blend of wool/silk/angora. I made this as part of Ravelympics 2010, an event held in conjunction with the 2010 Winter Olympics, on my online knitting community of Ravelry.