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It’ll all come together…

So I’ve decided that Teal is a my favorite color right now and it all started with this lovely wollmeise yarn I bought on Tini’s recommendation in Germany. That yarn later on became these gorgeous socks (they are a pair of course, I was too excited to wait for next one to take a photo 🙂 ).

Now, since the Wollmeise yarn is approx. 150 grams and my socks only needed about 90 gms, I even squeezed out these cute little wristlets from it.

Next came this solid teal rayon jersey from Paron fabrics in NYC at the PR Weekend 2007 in NYC.

Now, I knew that this will be a solid shirt so when I took the silk painting scarf class a few weeks ago, I wanted to make a scarf which will go with this shirt, so here it is.

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My local bead shop gives free classes each month. I took advantage of it today and came back home with this super cute necklace I designed myself!

The teal fabric is going to be a short sleeved Jalie 2794. It only needs about an hour of work. I am starting this blog post today so it’ll encourage me to finish the wristlets and the top I am sewing. And then… I can’t wait to show you the whole thing.

I just love how everything just fell into place starting from yarn to the necklace. Color really does inspire me!

Silk Dyeing

As if I didn’t have enough hobbies already!

Oh c’mon… its fun so why not? My Sister in law, Aditi and I spent this Saturday learning how to dye silk scarves with the aid of Resist and dyes. We took this fabulous class from Donna who along with her friend Mary runs the Silk & Clay Studio close to where I live. It was so much fun coming up with designs and colors, which is also the hardest part of the whole process.

Silk is stretched over these wooden frames, design is traced with pencil on the fabric lightly and then we ran thin lines of resist over our designs and while it set we decided on our colors. I chose teal for one and maroon for the other (not pictured), while Aditi chose a vibrant purple and orange combo for one and lovely red and white for the other one.

Here’s Aditi (left) painting calla lilies on her chiffon scarf. And this is Me with Donna showing off Aditi’s completed scarf. Donna is going to let them dry for a couple of day and then steam set the dyes to set the color. And after that…. WE GET TO WEAR THEM! I am actually making Jalie 2794 in teal to match my scarf 🙂 Thanks Donna for a fantastic class! Oh if you are interested, check out their website for classes.

Oh BTW the top I am wearing in this photo is my January top from THE PLAN.

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