So, ya wanna wear a scarf, but don’t know how to tie it??? WELL!! I may not be the expert on the tying, but I sure know where to find the ways!!
There are lots of YouTube videos out there, but my VERY favorite, most helpful, and most entertaining is by Wendy’s Lookbook.
Another is Scarves dot Net. They have a lot of photos for lots of specific styles of scarf, including head scarf tying.
Try it, you’ll like it! They’re all really easy after you do it a couple times, anyway.
And to top it off, you’ll impress people with your technique!
Pop Up Sunday is a fun monthly event that happens in the parking lot of Ornamentea in Raleigh, from 12-5 pm.
I will be there, raising funds for Hospice of Wake County, an organization I feel very strongly and personal about. Bring a **cotton** t-shirt, handkerchief, dishtowel…. And I will help you do a little Shibori dying!!
I will also be raffling off a Leopold Designs hand-dyed silk scarf!!
Furthermore, there will be a beer vendor!!!
All beer donation proceeds, donations to the dye station, and raffle tickets will go to Hospice of Wake County, and someone from the organization will be there to inform or answer any questions.
More information will be available online in the next couple weeks at:
SPARKcon is this weekend, starting tomorrow!!
I am truly honored and excited be part of bazaarSPARK, right near the North Stage (top of the map!), Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 12-5.
The weather is supposed to be LOVELY this weekend!!!
All the gorgeous photos below are by the exquisite Elizabeth Galecke!!
Indigo is fascinating… It is pretty much a LIVING dye bath. You have to take care to keep it active and healthy.
I haven’t used it in decades, and am super excited to give it a try again!
It’s really cool… In brief, you put the fabric carefully in the dye which is actually yellow-green, not blue… making sure not to agitate and add air… When the fabric comes out of the dye, it is yellow-green. When it’s exposed to air, the indigo oxidizes and you see it slowly turn that perfect blue!!
I tried dyeing a piece of silk fuschia-red, and clamped shaped wood slices into it and the coolest thing happened…. The areas not bound turned either dark indigo or green. Yes, green!!
Enough chatter…. Here are pics of my fun day!!!