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the beauty of natural fibre and natural dyes

December 9, 2012

the inspiration for this warp was a magazine picture of kelp, sorry the camera doesn’t capture the colours

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and some beautiful coloured yarns

tw0 of Bryan’s hand reeled natural dyed silks

they are very fine but somehow I’m going to use them

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 two heavier, textured silk singles from The Silk Weaving Studio

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handspun natural green  FoxFiber cotton

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and the shifu /silk yarn dyed with lichen

the skein on the left was cut at .4mm and on the right at .3mm, there really is a difference

I’m thinking of trying the next cut at .2mm, it may be too fine.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2012 7:39 pm

    it will be lovely! the warm russet tones are really enticing, i love the textures as well. it will be interesting how the finished fabric will feel. what epi and reed size will you use?


    • December 10, 2012 9:17 pm

      Anastasia – the epi is 30 – doubled in a 15 dent reed and it is weaving up quite quickly


  2. December 10, 2012 1:36 am

    Glorious colors!!


  3. Renee permalink
    December 9, 2012 7:46 pm

    Wow, those are beautiful.


  4. December 9, 2012 4:47 pm

    Yummy colours, so subtle. I found a Japanese newspaper article on Bryan that my friend in Suzuka sent me several years ago,as I was packing to move. When it re-surfaces I will pass it on to you.


    • December 9, 2012 5:24 pm

      Heather – hope you are getting settled, strange the things we choose to save and move.
      Kristin – Bryan raises his own silk worms, reels or spins, dyes it naturally and then weaves with it. His stash is enough to give me heart palpitations.


  5. December 9, 2012 2:09 pm

    Lovely vibrant fall colors. Bryan is quite the silk master.


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