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How to fold and sew a simple silk scarf in a diamond motif in 4 easy steps

Let me share with you the easy steps to create this pleasing and fetching indigo scarf design. This scarf was made by Fen on my silk scarf dyeing day at the Kingcombe Centre. I give her all the credit for thinking of adding the simple stitching to the clamped design which is so effective. I …

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Inside secrets of a silk scarf Shibori workshop

I have just run a wonderful silk scarves with natural dyes workshop at the stunningly located Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Dorset. Seven very creative and imaginative individuals took part. Including two visitors from Australia! I introduced everyone to some techniques of Shibori: ori-nui, karamatsu, maki-age and mokume.  Plus also showing them itajime, the method of …

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