Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Detail Close-up

Here are the details for jewel tone kim.

Silk Crepe de Chine Kimono

This is a fresh new jewel tone kimono, size m/l. I have painted many of these abtract motifs creating a soft but dramatic garment.
I have included a close-up of the brush work and details.

High Desert Sunset

This silk chiffon kimono reminds me of the colors of a Taos New Mexico sunset. I overdyed it pale pink to tone down a brighter green.
Overdyeing gives me the opportunity to save or enrich a piece..love it. This kim is a M/L size. So really nice for warm summer days; weddings, pool parties, evening outings, anything fun. Namaste.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Finished Chiffon Scarf/Shawl

This is the end result from photo, "scarf in progrees". I added a taupe-chocolate brown dye for completion of background color.
After I added the background color, it blended in a watercolor affect. After steaming the watercolor blending was enhanced even more.
I wrap the silk in a bundle then steam for 25 minutes. I then wash out the excess dye. The scarf can be hand washed with mild soap, then a warm iron, if you wish.