Sunday, March 25, 2007

Stamper's Club Night...Silk scarves!

This scarf class has been in my mind for quite some time. I went in on a bulk scarf buy over a year ago, but have never done anything with it.

The scarves are 100% silk.

I washed them in the sink with water and "gasline antifreeze" which I bought at Walmart. I hung them out on the clothesline (yes, it was a dry but windy day) and they dried very quickly.
I then ironed some of them. I tried 2 different ones, one ironed and one not ironed. I also tried one with first dying the scarf with inks in order to get a coloured base.

Next step is what my group did. They chose their colour schemes and stamp sets and then got busy with creating their designs. It is important to use craft ink as it is meant for fabric stamping. I also recommend using a background stamp in order to get a "base" on your scarft.
After the designs are finished, the scarves need to be "heatset". I had the iron ready in the kitchen with "no steam" and set on the "silk" setting. We also used a cloth on top of the silk in order not to burn it. After they are heat set, these scarves should be colourfast and handwashing will not fade out the designs.
I hope you enjoyed thes scarves and for those who missed the class, I do have a scarf for you if you wish to try it.

As you can see, each scarf
turned out different, and many different
colours were chosen by my gals.


stampinsars said...

oh beautiful scarves! I especially love the bottom one. (yellow shirt)

Carolyn said...

What a great idea! These would make great gifts as well as personal accessories. Thanks for showing us what can be done!