A little bit of shibori.... First on a silk scarf...
I adore how the colours have blended together in places and the scale shapes from the scrunching!
Flaming Heart - beading detail
and....... I just wanted to share this gorgeous op shop find. It is the most beautifully embroidered Chinese jacket. I originally bought it to cut up... but on closer inspection I don't think I will be able to bring myself to! The embroidery is to die for..... I'm not sure whether to get it dry cleaned or wash it myself... One pocket is badly ripped; so will need a lot of attention. Also, a number of the original toggles at the front are unravelled... so I'll have to learn how to stitch them back down. It would make an exquisite evening jacket..... the label looks as if it is about a 1950's vintage.
It is just so beautiful....
Vintage Chinese Embroidered Jacket - back view
The green and blue dyes should arrive from a little further afield on Monday! I can't wait to try them out! Happy days!