Winter’s Sunset Naturally-Dyed and Embroidered Silk Handkerchief Kit by Kristine Vejar, co-owner of AVFKW.
Our friends at Making Zine have released a holiday e-book: Making Winter Vol. 1 / Gifts, and Kristine created a quick and fun natural dyeing and embroidery project for its pages!
Spend a cozy afternoon dyeing and embroidering a shimmering silk handkerchief to give as a gift this holiday season. Red is used in this design to evoke warmth and love. To add depth and draw forth the nuances of madder, only a portion of the silk handkerchief and cotton embroidery floss are added to the pot.
Our kit includes a silk handkerchief and floss that has been scoured and mordanted, so you get to go directly to the dyeing stage! Once you've dyed your handkerchief and floss, stitch a simple or intricate design onto your handkerchief. Kristine's design evokes a flock of birds, flying into the early winter sunset. You can use her design or create your own!
You will need a copy of the Gifts e-book for the dyeing and embroidery instructions. You can either purchase a copy of the e-book directly from Making Zine, and and enjoy the other projects included in its pages, or you can add pattern to your cart below and you will receive a digital PDF.
- 10" x 10" [25.4 cm x 25.4 cm] white silk handkerchief, scoured and mordanted
- hank of 6-stranded white cotton embroidery floss, scoured and mordanted
- madder extract
- 4" [10 cm] embroidery hoop
- embroidery needles
Supplies you will need (not included in kit):
- Making Winter Vol. 1 / Gifts e-book or Winter's Sunset Pattern PDF (add to your cart below)
- 3 or 5-quart stainless steel pot with lid
- Small whisk or metal spoon to stir
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