The Silver Sage bomaki bias scarf I am going to present, was dipped three times in three different dye baths and this is the resultant scarf. It is subtle in color, character, and look; my husband thinks if it was folded differently, it would also make a great ascot for a man, and I have to agree with him!
This was a pink dyed scarf that was not working out in the second lilac dye bath round. Fortunately, I kept going, realizing that it just was not finished. I wound it back on a pole without first flattening it, and dyed it plum. If it had been put on a smaller diameter pole, it would look different on the pole, but the result would be the same! In other words, there are many ways to get to the same results in arashi shibori. This way is fine, as long as I keep it uniformly wo
Last weekend I did some hand stitching on the Blue Diva arashi shibori gown, and it is now ready for finishings, to the point of doing some beading on it. It has been a wonderful experiment to see what is possible to accomplish with the techniques. I learned that I can create long dress length panels of fabric with arashi pleats. As I worked with the tiny arashi pleated silk, I learned how to handle the seamlines, that is, how to make the seams come together and still look so