24 July 2006

Time and a change in the weather allowed the poles from last week to dry. This silk dried and unwound silk looks like this:
off pole-blk-champ.jpg
Here you can see clearly that the inside of the silk, that is the part compressed between the string and the pole, maintained the orginal color, black. This colorway, which is called black/champange, is a discharge only color. Of course I dyed the black so that it would discharge this color, normally the Lanaset black dye discharges to off-white with blue tones. This piece will be opened and finished with beads and a logo, which is my signature.
The other poles from that same batch were over dyed and look like this coming off the pole.
off pole-BN-blk.jpg
And this leather has also dried.
pleated leather.jpg.
This leather looks pretty raggety, the part that was the seam is not pleated. I actually tore one piece when I opened the seam. I hope inserted into the jacket it will be fine. We may have to piece (seam) or stretch some of the pieces to get enough for all 6 pattern pieces we need.


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