April 2012 Tutorial: Silk Scarf from Silk Ties

Beryl and Alma showed us how to make beautiful silk scarves from silk ties.  This is a technique that has been around for quite sometime, and Beryl and Alma have been making them for quite some time.

You will need

a white silk scarf

at least 6 x 100%silk ties.  Try and pick colours that blend well together.  The ties can be reused several times.

Muslin,cheesecloth or other fine cotton fabric, must be a little longer than half the length of the scarf length and a little wider than the width of the scarf.

curling ribbon

white vinegar

large pot.

For some terrific online tutorials have a look at the following links

Using Silk Ties to Create Beautiful Scarves by Pat Statzer (video)

Dye Transfer – Silk Ties by Sew Serena Blog

Tie Silk Dye Transfer by Notes from Norma


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