I bought some rayon scarves while I was Dharma Trading in December. I decided to try out some Shibori on it. I tied up my button collection every which way.
And then added a lot of diluted setacolor paint and set it all out in the bright winter sun. The day was bright and beautiful but there was still a lot of moisture in the air so it didn't dry as quickly as it usually does.
I brought it inside and put it under a lamp to finish "cooking" in the "sun" then after removing all the buttons gave it a good ironing to set the paint.
You can see a little bit of where the buttons were.
The shibori effect isn't as noticeable as I would have liked but it is still a pretty scarf. My daughter saw the scarf with the buttons in it and immediately wanted the scarf WITH all the buttons in it. It would have been a heavy scarf but it was pretty. Perhaps I need to find something lighter to wrap up in the scarf to get the same effect without the weight. Any ideas?
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