I recently took a Shibori class. We used cochineal bugs to dye silk scarves a beautiful shade of red.
Next up is a Shibori class using indigo for the dye.
|These are the dead cochineal bugs that you grind up and boil in hot water.|
|This is my silk scarf before I dyed it. I wrapped nails, pencils and pieces of wood with string to create designs.|
|This is a small sample that I also dyed in a different shade of red.|
|This was the sample dyed in a lighter shade of red. I love this one. Can you see the two Darth Vader masks on the bottom? So cool! I don't know how I did that. I'd like to say it was all planned, but it wasn't.|
|This is the scarf. Nails wrapped with string created the designs.|