A pile of newly dyed silk!

I happily spent a good part of Friday at my friend/artist Kris Mcdermet‘s house acid dyeing eight yards of silk- both crepe de chine and charmeuse. We tend to have a lot to talk about when we’re together but have learned that we’re incapable of simultaneous communication and dyeing without disastrous results. So we schmooze first and then try to focus. Kris is a more careful dyer- following recipes that include exact measurements such as 1/64th of a teaspoon or “dip wet toothpick 2″ into dye powder”.

Newly dyed blues and purples

Not me. I usually try to start with a recipe but it quickly morphs into mixing dye colors with abandon. I got mostly very luscious results though! Our plan is to sell some of this beautiful fabric at our joint upcoming studio tour – a part of the September 25-26  Brattleboro West Arts Studio Tour.

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6 Responses to “A pile of newly dyed silk!”

  1. Susan Balch Says:

    Yes…lucious!! I put the studio tour on my calendar!

  2. Vicki W Says:

    Very pretty!

  3. tracymlevine Says:

    Karen, I just did a blog binge starting at the beginning and ending up here. I jut moved and was a bit blocked due to new surroundings but you have inspired me. Quick questions – what is the product you use to fuse the silk? Many thanks.

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