I bought sari silk awhile back and really haven’t done much with it. Cleaning out my old email the other day I came across an August email from my online friend Leann (check out her blog here) where she asked if I ever tried dyeing with sari silk. What a great idea to do on a dreary cold day!
And here is that scarf dyed with sari silk.
The process to dye with this fabric is the same as with silk ties. Here is my tutorial on the process if you aren’t familiar with it.
Here is my sari silk.
In that tutorial back in 2016 I talked about my appearance on the Local Lifestyles TV show where I demonstrated the technique. I had tied up a bundle to dye to show the audience. I brought it home and put it with my ties. When I was looking for the cotton used under the silk, I found the bundle! So I went ahead and dyed it too. This one, of course, is dyed with ties.
I was a bit disappointed with the results, and I’m not sure why I didn’t get a stronger pattern from the skirt. However, it is interesting that all of the pink showed up and it really improved that scarf.
Just a reminder! If you are interested in signing up for my Easy Silk Dyeing class, the discount goes away after Thursday. Here is the link to the info and the discount.
I’m off to the backyard to do a little gardening today. Looks like it’s going to be a pretty, but still a bit chilly day.