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    Dying Some Silk

    I am teaching a class next week and needed to dye some more silk for embellishment. I had looked in my silk box to see what I had and I seem to have a lot of green and not much pink/purple. I use a variation on the scrunch dying I use for the scarf blanks. I soak the silk in a little soapy water to get them properly wet before dying. I use just enough fibre reactive dye to cover the silk. Then leave it for about an hour and put the PH up (sodium carbonate) in. I mix the PH up one tablespoon for each cup of water including…

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    Scarves Done, Well, Almost

    The felting part of the scarves is all done. I have moved to adding buttons. A friend helped me pick out all the buttons at our guild social On Monday night. At one point we had lots of buttons out of the bags on the table as we poked through them in search of just the right button. Unfortunately no picture of that. Jan got a great close up of this button we were trying on this scarf. Actually all these pictures were taken by Jan Scott except the 2 of her and her new wheel. Here is a picture of part of the social. There was spinning and weaving…