NOTE: This project involves non-medical use of isopropyl alcohol. I did this in February, before the spread of Covid 19. Now I have time to blog about it, but now I am also saving my alcohol for potentially vital uses! May people be sensible and God be merciful--may we soon see a decline in Coronavirus cases worldwide! Only then will I indulge in further play with alcohol as a solvent.
After having so much fun dyeing and doodling on my silk habutai scarf (September of last year), I decided to make a bunch more, and see if they're salable. I had money in my business account from the custom sewing and alterations I did the last few years, so why not use it for prototypes? I ordered the following scarves from Dharma Trading Company:
12 Silk Satin, 12 mm, 17"x17"
12 Silk Charmeuse, 19.5 mm, 22"x22"
12 Crepe de Chine, 12 mm, 25"x25"
12 Flat Crepe, 8 mm, 22"x22"
How did I decide which ones to order? I went for the ones that were discounted. I figured why shell out when I don't yet know what I like? I also got a quart of Synthrapol, a detergent that gets excess ink out of scarves after dyeing. My total for this order was $271.12.
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