Created by: Jane Dunnewold
Project

Silk Noil Shawl

What are you most proud of? Love the drape and combination of needlefelting and dyeing.

You Can Make This

Jane Dunnewold made Silk Noil Shawl with:

  • Silk noil (raw silk) dyed with fiber reactive MX dyes

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Love the drape and combination of needlefelting and dyeing.

Q&A with Jane Dunnewold

eliseg asked:
What is the process of drying and setting silk that other dyers talk about. Specifically for silk. Steam setting? How is that done? What is needed?
Jane Dunnewold answered:
Sometimes people use the MX dyes with vinegar as the fixative instead of soda ash. Vinegar can't be effectively batched - it needs higher temperatures to set the dyes. So in that case, people steam by using a microwave (for smaller pieces) or by using a steamer - which is easy to do, but just requires more equipment.

Skill Level

Intermediate