Archive for June, 2016

Hand painted Lace

June 30, 2016

This project has been on the list for a while.  I chose a lace pattern called Kodama http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kodama-2 that I thought would work for painting.  The yarn used is Zola from Treenway Silks.  The shawl was knit and then mordanted with 20% potassium aluminum sulphate.  It was blocked after mordanting and then painted with dye extracts.  I debated about using a thickener and then chose not to but painted the shawl wet to minimize the transfer of color from one section to the next.  Colors used: logwood, madder, Osage orange, carribean.  The shawl was steamed after painting and then rinsed.