Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Dyed Silk Ribbons, Faux Writing & Etsy
I learned how to do "faux writing" on fabric in Lesley Riley's class in the 3 day retreat I attended recently. I was able to do this technique on a silk scarf that I was enamored with. I decided to try writing on some silk ribbons until I find time to do some more scarves. I was pleased with the effort so I'll share some photos with you.
I have a cork top table where I tacked the ribbon down to write on but found it was still better to adhere it to freezer paper first. I am actually writing words but I go so fast that it becomes illegible. It reminds me of old time writing with pen and ink, complete with splatters and bloops. I dialogue in my head as I go along so that when some words are actually legible they are real words. I think of sayings or song lyrics so the writing seems poetic.
I spent all day packaging, photoing, and listing some more dyed ribbons, just a few of them with the writing. I can't believe how long it takes to do all this! Please visit my Etsy shop and also leave a comment on what you think of these ribbons. I do appreciate knowing your thoughts.
This is a practice piece of habotai silk I dye painted and is a sample of what the scarves might look like.